Azimuth Way

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Azimuth Way
Neighborhood Highland Park
Azimuth Alley (until 1914)

Azimuth Alley is listed in an 1881 ordinance establishing the names of all streets in Pittsburgh.[1] It seems to appear in the 1872 Hopkins atlas[2] and certainly appears in the 1882 edition,[3] although it is not labeled until the 1899 edition.[4] It became Azimuth Way in 1914 when an ordinance changed all alleys in the city to ways.[5]

Bob Regan includes "Azimuth" in a list of astronomy-related street names.[6]


  1. "An ordinance establishing the names of avenues, streets, lanes and alleys of the City of Pittsburgh." Pittsburgh city ordinance, 1881, no. 33. Passed Feb. 28, 1881; approved Mar. 4, 1881. Ordinance Book 5, p. 212. In Municipal Record: Minutes of the proceedings of the Select and Common Councils of the City of Pittsburgh, for the year 1880, pp. 213–234 (Internet Archive pghmunicipalrecord1880). [view source]ordinance-1881-33
  2. Atlas of the Cities of Pittsburgh, Allegheny, and the Adjoining Boroughs, p. 61. G. M. Hopkins & Co., Philadelphia, 1872.; 1872 layer at Pittsburgh Historic Maps ( [view source]hopkins-1872
  3. Atlas of the Cities Pittsburgh and Allegheny, plate 21. G. M. Hopkins & Co., Philadelphia, 1882.; 1882 layer at Pittsburgh Historic Maps ( [view source]hopkins-1882
  4. Real Estate Plat-Book of the City of Pittsburgh, vol. 2, plate 16. G. M. Hopkins & Co., Philadelphia, 1899. [view source]hopkins-1899-vol-2
  5. "An ordinance changing the name 'Alley' on every thoroughfare in the City of Pittsburgh, to 'Way.'" Pittsburgh city ordinance, 1914, no. 402. Passed Nov. 10, 1914; approved Nov. 16, 1914. Ordinance Book 26, p. 360. Reprinted in the Pittsburgh Post, Nov. 23, 1914, p. 11 ( 86505785), and Nov. 24, p. 12 ( 86505809). [view source]ordinance-1914-402
  6. Bob Regan. The Names of Pittsburgh: How the city, neighborhoods, streets, parks and more got their names, p. 68. The Local History Company, Pittsburgh, 2009, ISBN 978-0-9770429-7-5. [view source]regan