Virgila Place

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Virgila Place
Neighborhood South Oakland
Forset Place (1903–1910)

This street was laid out as Forset Place by H. C. Rook and C. H. Chance in 1903.[1] It appears in J. F. Diffenbacher's 1894 directory and in the 1904 and 1910 Hopkins atlases.[2][3][4] This name was often miswritten as Forest Place,[5][6] including in the 1915 city ordinance that renamed it Virgila Place.[7][8]


  1. "Plan of lots in 14th Ward, Pgh. laid out by Messrs. H. C. Rook & C. H. Chance." Laid out Mar. 1893; recorded Nov. 4, 1893, Plan Book 14, p. 117. Allegheny County Recorder of Deeds 3781006. [view source]rook-chance-plan
  2. J. F. Diffenbacher. J. F. Diffenbacher's Directory of Pittsburg and Allegheny Cities for 1894: Embracing a general directory of residences of citizens, full classified business directory, register of public institutions, benevolent societies and city government; directory of the streets, secret societies, schools and churches, thirty-ninth annual issue. J. F. Diffenbacher, Pittsburgh, 1894, p. 38. Historic Pittsburgh 31735055723260. [view source]diffenbacher-1894
  3. Real Estate Plat-Book of the City of Pittsburgh, vol. 1, plate 17. G. M. Hopkins & Co., Philadelphia, 1904.; included in the 1903–1906 layer at Pittsburgh Historic Maps ( [view source]hopkins-1904-vol-1
  4. Atlas of Greater Pittsburgh, plate 6. G. M. Hopkins & Co., Philadelphia, 1910.; 1910 layer at Pittsburgh Historic Maps ( [view source]hopkins-1910
  5. Martha W. Brown Haven. The Pittsburg and Allegheny Blue Book: An elite directory containing prominent professional, literary, business and society families of Allegheny, Armstrong, Beaver, Butler, Fayette, Lawrence, Mercer and Washington Counties, Pennsylvania: Also East Liverpool, Salem and Youngstown, Ohio: June, 1895. Martha W. Brown Haven, Pittsburgh, 1895, p. xv. PGH_ALLEGH1895_BBM; Historic Pittsburgh 09acu4141s. [view source]brown-haven
  6. Real Estate Plat-Book of the City of Pittsburgh, vol. 1, plate 18. G. M. Hopkins & Co., Philadelphia, 1923.; included in the 1923 layer at Pittsburgh Historic Maps ( [view source]hopkins-1923-vol-1
  7. "An ordinance changing the names of certain avenues, streets and ways in the City of Pittsburgh." Pittsburgh city ordinance, 1915, no. 117. Passed Apr. 28, 1915; approved Apr. 29, 1915. Ordinance Book 26, p. 615. In Municipal Record: Minutes of the proceedings of the Council of the City of Pittsburgh for the year 1915, appendix, pp. 99–103, Arlington Printing Co., Pittsburgh, 1915 (Internet Archive Pghmunicipalrecord1915). Reprinted in the Pittsburgh Post, May 7, 1915, sporting section, p. 4 ( 88028157), May 8, p. 15 ( 88028802), and May 10, p. 11 ( 88030672). [view source]ordinance-1915-117
  8. "City will mark renamed streets: Bids received for signs: Downtown thoroughfares in revision list." Pittsburgh Post, May 6, 1915, p. 2. 88027126. [view source]city-will-mark