Stanton Avenue

From Pittsburgh Streets
Stanton Avenue
Neighborhoods Central Lawrenceville, East Liberty, Highland Park, Morningside, Stanton Heights, Upper Lawrenceville
Origin of name Edwin Stanton

Stanton Avenue is named for Edwin Stanton (1814–1869), Secretary of War in Lincoln's cabinet during the American Civil War. He had previously practiced law in Pittsburgh.[1][2][3]


  1. "Mayor M'Kenna vetoes: Three measures returned without his official approval: The garbage ordinance: Goes down because it does not have some necessary safeguards—the Exchange alley lamp trouble—name of Black street will remain." Pittsburg Press, Oct. 30, 1893, [p. 6]. 141557309. [view source]mckenna-vetoes
  2. George T. Fleming. "Names recall Civil War heroes: Soldiers of national and local fame well commemorated in Pittsburgh: Battles also live." Pittsburgh Gazette Times, May 30, 1915, sec. 5, p. 2. 85758872. [view source]fleming-civil-war
  3. Bob Regan. The Names of Pittsburgh: How the city, neighborhoods, streets, parks and more got their names, p. 73. The Local History Company, Pittsburgh, 2009, ISBN 978-0-9770429-7-5. [view source]regan