Decision Way

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Decision Way
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Decision Alley (1904–1914)

This alley was laid out as Decision Alley in 1904 by William Watson Smith as part of the Ingleside Addition plan of lots.[1] It became Decision Way in 1914 when a city ordinance changed all alleys in Pittsburgh to ways.[2]


  1. "Ingleside Addition plan of lots: 19th Ward, Pitts, Pa.: Laid out by William Watson Smith." Laid out July 1904; recorded Dec. 2, 1904, Plan Book 21, p. 187. Allegheny County Recorder of Deeds 3782238. [view source]ingleside-addition-plan
  2. "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