Blakey Court

From Pittsburgh Streets
Blakey Court
Neighborhood Terrace Village
Origin of name Art Blakey

The name Blakey Court was officially accepted by a city ordinance in 2016.[1] The name is that of Art Blakey (1919–1990), a jazz drummer and bandleader from Pittsburgh.

Nearby Eckstein Place, Garner Court, Strayhorn Way, and Turrentine Place are also named for jazz musicians from Pittsburgh.


  1. "Ordinance accepting new street names, Turrentine Place, Blakey Court, and Strayhorn Way in the Fifth Ward of the City of Pittsburgh as per recommendation by the City of Pittsburgh Addressing Committee (CPAC). The following streets were approved by CPAC in May 2016. The names listed in this ordinance shall be made official in accordance with the Pittsburgh Code, Title Four, Public Places and Property, Chapter 420 Uniform Street Naming and Addressing." Pittsburgh city ordinance, 2016, no. 19. Passed July 12, 2016; approved July 13, 2016. [view source]ordinance-2016-19