Calcutta Way

From Pittsburgh Streets
Calcutta Way
Neighborhood Elliott
Origin of name Kolkata, India
Cherry Alley (until 1905)
Calcutta Alley (1905–1914)

This alley appears as Cherry Alley in the 1896 Hopkins atlas.[1] It was renamed Calcutta Alley in 1905.[2] It became Calcutta Way in 1914 when an ordinance changed all alleys in the city to ways.[3]

Bob Regan includes "Calcutta" in a list of streets named for cities.[4]

See also


  1. Real Estate Plat-Book of the Southern Vicinity of Pittsburgh, Penna., plate 12. G. M. Hopkins & Co., Philadelphia, 1896.; included in the 1890 layer at Pittsburgh Historic Maps ( [view source]hopkins-1896
  2. "An ordinance changing and establishing the names of avenues, streets and alleys in the Thirty-ninth ward of the City of Pittsburgh." Pittsburgh city ordinance, 1905, no. 60. Passed May 15, 1905; approved May 17, 1905. Ordinance Book 17, p. 61. In Municipal Record: Minutes of the proceedings of the [Select and Common Councils] of the City of Pittsburgh for the year 1905–1906, appendix, pp. 18–20, Devine & Co., Pittsburgh, 1906 (Internet Archive Pghmunicipalrecord1905). [view source]ordinance-1905-60
  3. "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
  4. Bob Regan. The Names of Pittsburgh: How the city, neighborhoods, streets, parks and more got their names, p. 65. The Local History Company, Pittsburgh, 2009, ISBN 978-0-9770429-7-5. [view source]regan