Pittsburgh Streets

Lauria Way

Neighborhood: Mount Washington

Named for Anthony Lauria (1921–1944), Pittsburgh native, killed in Belgium in the Second World War. The narrow alley, running from Cuthbert Street to Guerdon Street between Virginia Avenue and Gaskel Street, was named at the request of his widow Ruth, who had bought a house on the street that her husband never saw.[1, 2, 3, 4, 5, 6, 7]


[1]“Council to name street in memory of veteran: Appeal of Mt. Washington GI’s widow brings action by city fathers.” Pittsburgh Post-Gazette, Aug. 16, 1946, p. 3. Newspapers.com 89685929.

[2]“GI’s widow wins name for street: City honors man who died in battle.” Pittsburgh Press, Aug. 14, 1946, p. 2. Newspapers.com 143367027.

[3]“Idea for memorials.” Pittsburgh Press, Aug. 20, 1946, p. 12. Newspapers.com 143373852.

[4]“Obituaries: Pfc. Anthony L. Lauria.” Pittsburgh Post-Gazette, July 30, 1949, p. 12. Newspapers.com 87865550.

[5]“Obituaries: Pfc. Anthony L. Lauria.” Pittsburgh Press, July 31, 1949, p. 39. Newspapers.com 143415851.

[6]“An ordinance naming an Unnamed Way in the 19th Ward, from Cuthbert Street to Guerdon Way, Lauria Way.” Pittsburgh city ordinance, 1946, no. 365. Passed Aug. 19, 1946; approved Aug. 30, 1946. Ordinance Book 54, p. 372. Reported in the Pittsburgh Post-Gazette, Sept. 9, 1946, p. 19 (Newspapers.com 89659782).

[7]Swetnam, George. “Here in Pittsburgh.” Pittsburgh Press, Sept. 29, 1947, p. 15. Newspapers.com 149729673.