Pleasant Way

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Pleasant Way
Neighborhood Central Lawrenceville
Pleasant Alley (until 1914)

The name Pleasant Alley was established by a city ordinance in 1881.[1][2] This alley had probably been known by that name earlier, however, since this ordinance changed the name of a different Pleasant Alley to Pilot Alley (later Pilot Way),[1] presumably to fix an existing duplication. It became Pleasant Way in 1914 when another ordinance changed all alleys to ways.[3]


  1. 1.0 1.1 "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
  2. Atlas of the Cities Pittsburgh and Allegheny, plate 9. G. M. Hopkins & Co., Philadelphia, 1882.; 1882 layer at Pittsburgh Historic Maps ( [view source]hopkins-1882
  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