Simen Avenue

From Pittsburgh Streets
Simen Avenue
Neighborhood Brighton Heights
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.[1]

Simonton Street in Point Breeze North was originally named Simen Street, after the same man. He also named McPherson Boulevard and Thomas Boulevard.[2] Corona Street is named for the best-selling style of shoe in his store.[1]


  1. 1.0 1.1 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
  2. 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