Odessa Place

From Pittsburgh Streets
Odessa Place
Neighborhoods Homewood West, Lincoln-Lemington-Belmar
Origin of name Odessa, Ukraine
Odessa Alley (until 1913)
Origin of name Odessa, Ukraine

Odessa Place is named for the city of Odessa in Ukraine, a port on the Black Sea.[1][2]

Its name was officially established as Odessa Alley by a Pittsburgh city ordinance in 1881.[3] It appears, unlabeled, in the 1882 Hopkins atlas[4] and in a plan of lots laid out for F. G. Hague that year;[5] Frederick Briggs' plan of lots, recorded in 1888, labels it Odessa Alley.[6] It was renamed Odessa Place in 1913.[7][1]


  1. 1.0 1.1 Stephen P. Holutiak-Hallick, Jr. Slavic Toponymic Atlas of the United States, vol. I (Ukrainian), p. 88. Slavic Onomastic Research Group, New York, 1982. [view source]holutiak-hallick
  2. Stephen P. Haluszczak. Ukrainians of Western Pennsylvania, p. 105. Images of America. Arcadia Publishing, Charleston, S. C., 2009, ISBN 978-0-7385-6495-1. LCCN 2008938223. [view source]haluszczak
  3. "An ordinance establishing the names of avenues, streets, lanes and alleys of the City of Pittsburgh." Pittsburgh city ordinance, 1881, no. 33. Passed Feb. 28, 1881; approved Mar. 4, 1881. Ordinance Book 5, p. 212. In Municipal Record: Minutes of the proceedings of the Select and Common Councils of the City of Pittsburgh, for the year 1880, pp. 213–234 (Internet Archive pghmunicipalrecord1880). [view source]ordinance-1881-33
  4. Atlas of the Cities Pittsburgh and Allegheny, plate 20. G. M. Hopkins & Co., Philadelphia, 1882. http://historicpittsburgh.org/maps-hopkins/1882-atlas-pittsburgh-allegheny; 1882 layer at Pittsburgh Historic Maps (https://esriurl.com/pittsburgh). [view source]hopkins-1882
  5. "Plan of lots laid out for F. G. Hague in 21st. Ward, Pittsburgh, Pa." Laid out June 8, 1882; recorded Sept. 5, 1887, Plan Book 8, pp. 10–11. Allegheny County Recorder of Deeds 3779889. [view source]fg-hague-plan
  6. "Frederick Briggs' plan of lots, 21st Ward, Pittsburg." Recorded Apr. 7, 1888, Plan Book 8, p. 142. Allegheny County Recorder of Deeds 3779968. [view source]briggs-plan
  7. "An ordinance changing the name of Odessa alley, between Haney alley and Pennsylvania Railroad, in the Twelfth ward to 'Odessa place.'" Pittsburgh city ordinance, 1913, no. 16. Passed Jan. 21, 1913; approved Jan. 22, 1913. Ordinance Book 24, p. 627. In Municipal Record: Minutes of the proceedings of the Council of the City of Pittsburgh for the year 1913, appendix, p. 7, Arlington Printing Co., Pittsburgh, 1913 (Google Books WngzAQAAMAAJ; HathiTrust uiug.30112108223881; Internet Archive Pghmunicipalrecord1913). [view source]ordinance-1913-16