Fargo Street

From Pittsburgh Streets
Fargo Street
Neighborhood East Hills
Origin of name Fargo, North Dakota

Fargo Street and Fargo Alley appear in the 1904 Hopkins atlas.[1] The names Fargo Street and Fargo Alley were officially established by a city ordinance in 1910.[2] Fargo Alley became Fargo Way in 1914 when another ordinance changed all alleys in the city to ways.[3]

The dividing point between the street and the alley was at an unnamed street that later became part of Inglenook Place: the street was to the north, while the alley lay to the south.[1][4] That part of Inglenook Place no longer exists, but the dividing point is still evident from a slight jog in the road north of Nimick Place. Current street signs are correct: the sign at Singer Place, at the northern end of the street, says "Fargo St," while the signs at Nimick Place and at Moosehart Street say "Fargo Way."

Bob Regan includes "Fargo" in a list of streets named for cities.[5]


  1. 1.0 1.1 Real Estate Plat-Book of the City of Pittsburgh, vol. 2, plate 20. G. M. Hopkins & Co., Philadelphia, 1904. http://historicpittsburgh.org/maps-hopkins/1904-volume-2-plat-book-pittsburgh; included in the 1903–1906 layer at Pittsburgh Historic Maps (https://esriurl.com/pittsburgh). [view source]hopkins-1904-vol-2
  2. "An ordinance establishing the names of the avenues, streets, lanes and alleys in the City of Pittsburgh." Pittsburgh city ordinance, 1910, no. 716. Passed Mar. 31, 1910; approved Apr. 5, 1910. Ordinance Book 21, p. 359. In Municipal Record: Minutes of the proceedings of the [Select and Common Councils] of the City of Pittsburgh for the years 1909–1910, appendix, pp. 328–381, Devine & Co., Pittsburgh, 1910 (Google Books doQzAQAAMAAJ; HathiTrust uiug.30112108223832; Internet Archive Pghmunicipalrecord1909). Reprinted in the Pittsburgh Post, Apr. 29, 1910, pp. 12–16 (Newspapers.com 86616256, 86616285, 86616314, 86616333, 86616343), and Apr. 30, pp. 12–16 (Newspapers.com 86616643, 86616672, 86616694, 86616726, 86616748). [view source]ordinance-1910-716
  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 (Newspapers.com 86505785), and Nov. 24, p. 12 (Newspapers.com 86505809). [view source]ordinance-1914-402
  4. Real Estate Plat-Book of the City of Pittsburgh, vol. 3, plate 38. G. M. Hopkins & Co., Philadelphia, 1924. http://historicpittsburgh.org/maps-hopkins/1924-volume-3-plat-book-pittsburgh; included in the 1923 layer at Pittsburgh Historic Maps (https://esriurl.com/pittsburgh). [view source]hopkins-1924-vol-3
  5. 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