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From: "Michelle Bellinger" <>
Subject: Re: [ALL] RE: Virgin Alley
Date: Wed, 15 Dec 1999 21:07:17 -0800
Wow what alot of info! Thank you for taking your time to look for me. I will
print this letter and check out the sight. The map sounds like a good idea.
I wonder if the same people who change the spelling of surnames are the same
people who keep changing the names of the streets. So all our unfindable
relatives, (because of changing spelling of their surname) All must of
worked for the city planning committee at some time in History! LOL
----- Original Message -----
From: Sandra L Brandon <>
Sent: Wednesday, December 15, 1999 8:52 PM
Subject: RE: [ALL] RE: Virgin Alley
> Check out this site for the 1890 plat maps of Allegheny City.
> The maps can be viewed at varying magnifications and the map has a street
> index which is also clickable to magnify.
> Allegheny City was annexed by the City of Pittsburgh in 1907. These are
> locations of the streets you are interested from the 1911 Atlas which is
> available from the Western Pennsylvania Genealogy Society for about $16,
> is a great resource.
> These streets are on the East Map on the Pitt digital library site. By the
> way, Virgin Alley was NOT in Ward 2 & 9 as I said earlier, but is in PLAT
> & 9 on the above map. It was either ward #3 or 4.
> Perry-was changed to Peralta St. (however there was a Perry S. in City of
> Pittsburgh 5th Ward)
> Perry is in Plat 8.
> Lockhart-ran from Cedar Ave to Ohio-this is 2 streets from Virgin Alley.
> look as if Lockhart was Liberty. This is in Plat 2.
> On the 1911 map Wabana runs between Perrysville Rd. and Dorsey St.
> Maline St. runs from Dritt to Wabana
> Click at the very top of PLAT 20. I think Duquesne was changed to Dritt
> St.-- Emma was changed to Wabana---and Maline may be the straight street
> under the S in Salama.
> > John Bandi lived at No. 25 Virgin Alley in
> > Allegheny City in 1891. Do you know when Allegheny city became one with
> > Pittsburgh? my Father remembers everyone being on the North Side, Until
> > later when some moved to Perry St. When John Bandi died, he lived at 817
> > Perry St. Other streets for this family are: Wabana St., Peralts,
> > and currant Maline St. I have no idea what side of town any of
> > these streets
> > are on.
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