|Origin of name||William Howard Taft|
|Lincoln Avenue (until 1907)|
|Origin of name||Abraham Lincoln|
Bob Regan includes "Taft" in a list of streets named for noted historical people; the implied eponym seems to be William Howard Taft (1857–1930), the 27th President of the United States (1909–1913) and later chief justice on the Supreme Court (1921–1930). However, the street was named before he attained either of those offices. In 1907, Taft was serving as Secretary of War under Theodore Roosevelt.
- Lincoln Avenue (disambiguation), for other streets that have had that name
- Real Estate Plat-Book of the Southern Vicinity of Pittsburgh, Penna., plate 9. G. M. Hopkins & Co., Philadelphia, 1896. view source] hopkins-1896 ; included in the 1890 layer at Pittsburgh Historic Maps ( ). [
- "An ordinance changing and establishing the names of avenues, streets and alleys in the Forty-second ward of the city of Pittsburgh." Pittsburgh city ordinance, 1907, no. 174. Passed July 22, 1907; approved Aug. 1, 1907. Ordinance Book 18, p. 510. Reprinted in the Pittsburgh Gazette Times, Aug. 8, 1907, p. 7 (Newspapers.com 85923150), and Aug. 10, p. 3 (Newspapers.com 85923350). [view source] ordinance-1907-174
- Bob Regan. The Names of Pittsburgh: How the city, neighborhoods, streets, parks and more got their names, p. 63. The Local History Company, Pittsburgh, 2009, ISBN 978-0-9770429-7-5. [view source] regan