Calcutta Way

From Pittsburgh Streets
Calcutta Way
Neighborhood Elliott
Origin of name Kolkata, India

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]


  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