Sunday Way

From Pittsburgh Streets
Sunday Way
Neighborhood California-Kirkbride
Origin of name Sunday, the day of the week

In 1915, George T. Fleming quipped: "The street directory informs us that Sedgwick street runs from Pennsylvania avenue to Sunday alley. It may be well to state that the terminal was called for the seventh day of the week and not for the Rev. 'Billy.'"[1]

Sunday Alley became Sunday Way in 1914, when a city ordinance changed all alleys to ways.[2]


  1. George T. Fleming. "Names recall Civil War heroes: Soldiers of national and local fame well commemorated in Pittsburgh: Battles also live." Pittsburgh Gazette Times, May 30, 1915, sec. 5, p. 2. 85758872. [view source]fleming-civil-war
  2. "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