Roberts Street

From Pittsburgh Streets
See also Revere Way, which was originally named Roberts Alley.
Roberts Street
Neighborhood Crawford-Roberts
Origin of name Samuel Roberts

Roberts Street is named for Samuel Roberts (1763–1820), second president judge of the Court of Common Pleas (1803–1820). He succeeded Alexander Addison, eponym of Addison Street, and was followed by William Wilkins, after whom Wilkins Avenue is named.[1][2][3][4][5][6]


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  3. George T. Fleming. "Lacyville once a well known suburb: Home of Judge Samuel Roberts, a seminary and a hospital: Dr. Passavant's work." Pittsburgh Gazette Times, Oct. 10, 1915, sec. 6, p. 2. 85897846. [view source]fleming-lacyville
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  6. Bob Regan. The Names of Pittsburgh: How the city, neighborhoods, streets, parks and more got their names, p. 61. The Local History Company, Pittsburgh, 2009, ISBN 978-0-9770429-7-5. [view source]regan