Presbyterian Lane

From Pittsburgh Streets
Presbyterian Lane
Neighborhood Central Business District
Origin of name Probably the First Presbyterian Church

Presbyterian Lane was a short and narrow alley that once extended eastward from the middle of Church Alley (today Coffey Way). It is mentioned in the description of a piece of property in a newspaper advertisement in 1815.[1] It appears, unlabeled, in the 1852 map of R. E. McGowin,[2] and it is first labeled in the 1889 Hopkins atlas.[3] It is still labeled in the 1910 Hopkins atlas[4] and is still shown, unlabeled, in the 1929 edition.[5]

It was probably named for the nearby First Presbyterian Church, for which Church Alley was also named.


  1. William Woods. "Sheriff's sale." Pittsburgh Gazette, Oct. 28, 1815, [p. 3]. 96049299. [view source]sheriffs-sale-1815-10-28
  2. R. E. McGowin. Map of the Cities of Pittsburgh and Allegheny and of the Boroughs of South-Pittsburgh, Birmingham, East-Birmingham, Lawrenceville, Duquesne & Manchester etc. Schuchman & Haunlein, Pittsburgh, 1852. [view source]mcgowin-1852
  3. Atlas of the City of Pittsburgh, vol. 1, plate 7. G. M. Hopkins & Co., Philadelphia, 1889.; included in the 1890 layer at Pittsburgh Historic Maps ( [view source]hopkins-1889-vol-1
  4. Atlas of Greater Pittsburgh, plate 1. G. M. Hopkins & Co., Philadelphia, 1910.; 1910 layer at Pittsburgh Historic Maps ( [view source]hopkins-1910
  5. Assessment Plat-Book of the City of Pittsburgh, vol. 10, p. 5. G. M. Hopkins & Co., Philadelphia, 1929. [view source]hopkins-1929-vol-10