Notes:Odessa Place

From Pittsburgh Streets

Source:Haluszczak, p. 105: "The second [photograph] shows Odessa Place, which is located in the Lincoln-Lemington neighborhood of the city of Pittsburgh. The street was originally named Odessa Alley and was adopted from popular usage of Jewish immigrants from the Ukrainian city of Odessa—a seaport located on the Black Sea."

Source:Holutiak-hallick, p. 88:

ODESSA PLACE, Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania

Public Street. Located in the East Liberty section of Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania. Name changed from Odessa Alley to Odessa Place by General Ordinance of Pittsburgh City Council in 1913. Runs from Haney Place to the Pennsylvania Railroad. Length is one thousand four-hundred and ten feet long; twenty four feet wide. Name adopted from popular usage of Jewish immigrants from Odessa, the sea port on the Black Sea, who settled in the East Liberty area.

  • Source: Personal interview with Mr. Jose Serpa, Manager of Survey Department, City of Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania on January 18, 1982.
  • Source: City of Pittsburgh, 1971 Census Tract Index (Pittsburgh, PA.: 1971).

Source:Ordinance-1911-558: "Flushing alley, from Puckety road to Haney alley, changed to Odessa alley, Twelfth ward." This is (or was) the easternmost bit.