Will Way

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Will Way
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Will Alley (until 1923)

This alley was laid out as Will Alley in Minna Rinne's plan of lots in 1887.[1] The southern half was laid out as part of Gottfrid Vogedes' plan of lots the following year.[2]

The borough of St. Clair, including this alley, was annexed by the city of Pittsburgh in 1923.[3] The name of this alley was changed to Will Way by a Pittsburgh city ordinance that same year.[4]


  1. "Minna Rinne's plan of lots in Lower St. Clair Township: Adjoining city line, on Barkhamer St., Pittsburg, Pa." Laid out Aug. 1887; recorded Oct. 26, 1887, Plan Book 8, p. 52. Allegheny County Recorder of Deeds 3779913. [view source]minna-rinne-plan
  2. "Gottfrid Vogedes' plan of lots: Lower St. Clair Twp." Laid out Nov. 1888; recorded May 8, 1891, Plan Book 11, p. 124. Allegheny County Recorder of Deeds 3780553. [view source]vogedes-plan
  3. Mark A. Connelly. "Saint Clair Borough–Pittsburgh City 1923 Merger." Local Geohistory Project. https://www.localgeohistory.pro/en/pa/event/saint-clair-borough-pittsburgh-city-1923-merger/. [view source]lgeo-st-clair-borough-annexation
  4. "An ordinance changing the names of various streets, avenues, lanes, roads, alleys and ways in the Sixteenth Ward (formerly St. Clair Borough)." Pittsburgh city ordinance, 1923, no. 447. Passed Nov. 26, 1923; approved Nov. 30, 1923. Ordinance Book 35, p. 13. In Municipal Record: Minutes of the proceedings of the Council of the City of Pittsburgh for the year 1923, appendix, pp. 330–333, Kaufman Printing Company, Pittsburgh (Google Books XkEtAQAAMAAJ; HathiTrust uiug.30112108223980; Internet Archive Pghmunicipalrecord1923). [view source]ordinance-1923-447