Taylor Street

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For other streets that have been named Taylor Street, see Taylor Street (disambiguation).
Taylor Street
Neighborhood Bloomfield
Origin of name Zachary Taylor

Taylor Street was laid out as part of the original plan of Bloomfield in 1850 by William Woolslayer[1] (eponym of Woolslayer Way). It appears in the 1852 map of R. E. McGowin.[2] It is named for Zachary Taylor (1784–1850), major general in the Mexican–American War and twelfth President of the United States (1849–1850), who had died in office just a few months before Woolslayer laid out his plan.


  1. "Plan of Bloomfield laid off for William Woolslayer." Laid out Oct. 1850 and Dec. 1855; recorded July 14, 1869, Plan Book 3, p. 298. Allegheny County Recorder of Deeds 3778745. [view source]bloomfield-woolslayer-plan
  2. R. E. McGowin. Map of the Cities of Pittsburgh and Allegheny and of the Boroughs of South-Pittsburgh, Birmingham, East-Birmingham, Lawrenceville, Duquesne & Manchester etc. Schuchman & Haunlein, Pittsburgh, 1852. https://collections.lib.uwm.edu/digital/collection/agdm/id/32269/. [view source]mcgowin-1852