Palmetto Way

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Palmetto Way
Neighborhood Beltzhoover
Spruce Alley (1874–1898)
Palmetto Alley (1898–1914)

This alley was laid out as Spruce Alley by Benjamin McLain and Thomas S. Maple in their first plan of Beltzhoover, recorded in 1874.[1] It was renamed Palmetto Alley by a Pittsburgh city ordinance in 1898 to fix the duplication with Spruce Alley in Lower Lawrenceville and the Strip District (today Spruce Way).[2] It became Palmetto Way in 1914 when another ordinance changed all alleys in the city to ways.[3]

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  1. "McLain and Maple's 1st plan of Beltzhoover, being the first plan of lots, laid out on the Murray farm, Lower St. Clair Tp. Pittsburgh: formerly Borough of Mt. Washington." Recorded May 25, 1874, Plan Book 5, pp. 298–299. Allegheny County Recorder of Deeds 3779260. [view source]beltzhoover-plan-1
  2. "An ordinance changing the names of certain avenues, streets and alleys in the Thirty-eighth ward of the City of Pittsburgh." Pittsburgh city ordinance, 1898, no. 19. Passed May 2, 1898; approved May 3, 1898. Ordinance Book 12, p. 70. In Municipal Record: Minutes of the proceedings of the Select Council of the City of Pittsburgh, for the year 1898–99, appendix, p. 7, Devine & Co., Pittsburgh, 1899 (Internet Archive pghmunicipalrecordselect1898). Reprinted in the Pittsburg Post, May 14, 1898, p. 6 ( 86413903), and May 16, p. 6 ( 86414393). [view source]ordinance-1898-19
  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 ( 86505785), and Nov. 24, p. 12 ( 86505809). [view source]ordinance-1914-402