Lauria Way

From Pittsburgh Streets
Lauria Way
Neighborhood Mount Washington
Origin of name Anthony Lauria

Lauria Way is named for Anthony Lauria (1921–1944), Pittsburgh native, killed in Belgium in the Second World War. The narrow alley, running from Cuthbert Street to Guerdon Street between Virginia Avenue and Gaskel Street, was named at the request of his widow Ruth, who had bought a house on the street that her husband never saw.[1][2][3][4][5][6][7]


  1. "Council to name street in memory of veteran: Appeal of Mt. Washington GI's widow brings action by city fathers." Pittsburgh Post-Gazette, Aug. 16, 1946, p. 3. 89685929. [view source]council-lauria
  2. "GI's widow wins name for street: City honors man who died in battle." Pittsburgh Press, Aug. 14, 1946, p. 2. 143367027. [view source]gis-widow
  3. "Idea for memorials." Pittsburgh Press, Aug. 20, 1946, p. 12. 143373852. [view source]idea
  4. "Obituaries: Pfc. Anthony L. Lauria." Pittsburgh Post-Gazette, July 30, 1949, p. 12. 87865550. [view source]lauria-obit-pg
  5. "Obituaries: Pfc. Anthony L. Lauria." Pittsburgh Press, July 31, 1949, p. 39. 143415851. [view source]lauria-obit-press
  6. "An ordinance naming an Unnamed Way in the 19th Ward, from Cuthbert Street to Guerdon Way, Lauria Way." Pittsburgh city ordinance, 1946, no. 365. Passed Aug. 19, 1946; approved Aug. 30, 1946. Ordinance Book 54, p. 372. Reported in the Pittsburgh Post-Gazette, Sept. 9, 1946, p. 19 ( 89659782). [view source]ordinance-1946-365
  7. George Swetnam. "Here in Pittsburgh." Pittsburgh Press, Sept. 29, 1947, p. 15. 149729673. [view source]swetnam