Vega Way

From Pittsburgh Streets
Vega Way
Neighborhood Hazelwood

This alley, labeled just "Al.," appears in the 1898 Hopkins atlas.[1] The 1904 edition labels it Vega Alley.[2] It became Vega Way in 1914 when an ordinance changed all alleys in the city to ways.[3]

Bob Regan includes "Vega" in a list of astronomy-related street names.[4]


  1. Real Estate Plat-Book of the City of Pittsburgh, vol. 1, plate 26. G. M. Hopkins & Co., Philadelphia, 1898. [view source]hopkins-1898-vol-1
  2. Real Estate Plat-Book of the City of Pittsburgh, vol. 1, plate 29. G. M. Hopkins & Co., Philadelphia, 1904.; included in the 1903–1906 layer at Pittsburgh Historic Maps ( [view source]hopkins-1904-vol-1
  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
  4. Bob Regan. The Names of Pittsburgh: How the city, neighborhoods, streets, parks and more got their names, p. 68. The Local History Company, Pittsburgh, 2009, ISBN 978-0-9770429-7-5. [view source]regan