|Origin of name||Gottfried Daniel Simen|
Simen Avenue is named for Gottfried Daniel Simen, a wealthy shoe salesman and real estate developer in Allegheny City.
Simonton Street in Point Breeze North was originally named Simen Street, after the same man. He also named McPherson Boulevard and Thomas Boulevard. Corona Street is named for the best-selling style of shoe in his store.
- Marylynne Pitz. "A wealthy shoe salesman's house takes a turn on the Brighton Heights house tour." Pittsburgh Post-Gazette, Sept. 20, 2019. view source] pitz . [
- Sarah L. Law. Pittsburgh's Point Breeze, p. 43. Images of America. Arcadia Publishing, Charleston, S. C., 2014, ISBN 978-1-4671-2233-7. LCCN 2014932586. [view source] law