Shuttle Way

From Pittsburgh Streets
Shuttle Way
Neighborhood East Liberty
Origin of name The shuttle, the weaving tool

Shuttle Way intersects Woof Way, which provides a clue to their names: they are weaving terms. In fact, a parallel alley, Frazee Way, was originally named Warp Way, as shown in the 1924 Hopkins street atlas.[1] A shuttle, of course, is the wooden piece that holds yarn to be passed back and forth between the warp threads on a loom; the woof, or weft, is the resulting threads that run perpendicular to the warp.


  1. Real Estate Plat-Book of the City of Pittsburgh, vol. 3. G. M. Hopkins & Co., Philadelphia, 1924.; included in the 1923 layer at Pittsburgh Historic Maps ( [view source]hopkins-1924-vol-3