Antarctic Way

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Antarctic Way
Neighborhood Lincoln Place

Antarctic Way was named by a city ordinance in 1930, the year after Lincoln Place was annexed into the City of Pittsburgh, along with nearby Arctic Way.[1]

Bob Regan includes "Antarctic" and "Arctic" in a list of streets named for oceans, but gives no evidence or explanation to support this claim (as opposed to their being named for, say, the Antarctic and Arctic regions in general).[2]


  1. "An ordinance designating names for the unnamed streets and alleys, laid out in the various plans of lots, and the unnamed township roads, in the Thirty-first Ward of the City of Pittsburgh (formerly a portion of Mifflin Township)." Pittsburgh city ordinance, 1930, no. 99. Passed Mar. 24, 1930; approved Mar. 31, 1930. Ordinance Book 42, p. 385. In Municipal Record: Minutes of the proceedings of the Council of the City of Pittsburgh: For the year 1930, appendix, pp. 138–139, City Printing Company, Pittsburgh (Internet Archive Pghmunicipalrecord1930). [view source]ordinance-1930-99
  2. Bob Regan. The Names of Pittsburgh: How the city, neighborhoods, streets, parks and more got their names, p. 62. The Local History Company, Pittsburgh, 2009, ISBN 978-0-9770429-7-5. [view source]regan