Woolslayer Way

From Pittsburgh Streets
Woolslayer Way
Neighborhoods Bloomfield, Lower Lawrenceville
Origin of name William Woolslayer

Woolslayer Way is named for William Woolslayer, an early landowner.[1][2] Woolslayer laid out the original plan of lots for Bloomfield in 1850,[3] as shown in the 1852 map of R. E. McGowin.[4]


  1. Annie Clark Miller. Early Land Marks and Names of Old Pittsburgh: An address delivered before the Pittsburgh Chapter Daughters of the American Revolution at Carnegie Institute, Nov. 30, 1923, p. 33. Pittsburgh Chapter Daughters of the American Revolution, 1924. Historic Pittsburgh 00awn8211m; Internet Archive earlylandmarksna00mill. [view source]miller
  2. Bob Regan. The Names of Pittsburgh: How the city, neighborhoods, streets, parks and more got their names, p. 75. The Local History Company, Pittsburgh, 2009, ISBN 978-0-9770429-7-5. [view source]regan
  3. "Plan of Bloomfield laid off for William Woolslayer." Laid out Oct. 1850 and Dec. 1855; recorded July 14, 1869, Plan Book 3, p. 298. Allegheny County Recorder of Deeds 3778745. [view source]bloomfield-woolslayer-plan
  4. R. E. McGowin. Map of the Cities of Pittsburgh and Allegheny and of the Boroughs of South-Pittsburgh, Birmingham, East-Birmingham, Lawrenceville, Duquesne & Manchester etc. Schuchman & Haunlein, Pittsburgh, 1852. https://collections.lib.uwm.edu/digital/collection/agdm/id/32269/. [view source]mcgowin-1852