Nordica Street

From Pittsburgh Streets
Nordica Street
Neighborhood Hazelwood
Way Alley (until 1914)
Way Way (1914–1934)

A plan of lots was laid out in 1891 for the Blair and Johnston estates that included an unnamed alley from the northern end of Volt Alley (today Steele Court) to the northern end of Electric Street.[1]

By 1910, this alley had apparently been named Way Alley, as that is the name under which it is listed in a city ordinance that established the names of all thoroughfares in Pittsburgh.[2]

Another city ordinance in 1914 changed all alleys in Pittsburgh to ways.[3] As an unintended and probably unrecognized consequence, the name of this small alley became Way Way!

Way Way was renamed Nordica Street by a city ordinance in 1934.[4]

References

  1. "Plan of streets & alleys situate in 23rd Ward Pgh.: Laid out for the Blair & Johnston estates." Laid out Nov. 1891; recorded June 28, 1898, Plan Book 16, pp. 182–183. Allegheny County Recorder of Deeds 3781360. [view source]blair-johnston-plan
  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; 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. "An ordinance changing the names of certain avenues, streets, roads and ways in the City of Pittsburgh." Pittsburgh city ordinance, 1934, no. 360. Passed Dec. 17, 1934; approved Dec. 20, 1934. Ordinance Book 46, p. 261. In Municipal Record: Minutes of the proceedings of the Council of the City of Pittsburgh: For the year 1934, appendix, p. 312, City Printing Company, Pittsburgh, 1934 (Internet Archive Pghmunicipalrecord1934). Reprinted in the Pittsburgh Post-Gazette, Dec. 26, 1934, p. 17 (Newspapers.com 90546999), and Dec. 27, p. 21 (Newspapers.com 90547053). [view source]ordinance-1934-360