Branch Way

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Branch Way
Neighborhood Lincoln Place
Poplar Alley (until 1930)
Branch Alley (until 1930)

Branch Way was originally named Poplar Alley. It was changed to Branch Way by a city ordinance in 1930, the year after Lincoln Place was annexed into the City of Pittsburgh.[1]

A short unsigned alley, really just a gravel track, that meets Halchess Street at an angle near McBride Avenue is a disconnected part of Branch Way.[2] This is the original Branch Alley. It was also renamed Branch Way by the same ordinance.[1]


  1. 1.0 1.1 "An ordinance changing the names of certain avenues, streets, roads, alleys and ways in the 31st Ward of the City of Pittsburgh (formerly a portion of Mifflin Township)." Pittsburgh city ordinance, 1930, no. 100. Passed Mar. 24, 1930; approved Mar. 31, 1930. Ordinance Book 42, p. 388. Reprinted in the Pittsburgh Post-Gazette, Apr. 7, 1930, p. 27 ( 88824970), and Apr. 8, p. 31 ( 88825039). [view source]ordinance-1930-100
  2. Pittsburgh Neighborhoods. Pittsburgh Department of City Planning, GIS Division. Linked from [view source]pgh-nbhds-map