Warren Street

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Origin of name Joseph Warren

George T. Fleming, in a 1915 newspaper column about military origins of street names, wrote: "We had several Warren streets, the name commonly arising from the continued and widespread use of that patronymic in commemoration of Dr. Joseph Warren, who fell at Bunker Hill in the Revolution, so that we cannot claim recognition of an honor to Maj. Gen. Governeur K. Warren [sic], the revered commander of the Fifth Corps of the Army of the Potomac in 1864–65, in which corps so many of our Western Pennsylvania soldiers served."[1]


  1. 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. Newspapers.com 85758872. [view source]fleming-civil-war