Kenney Way

From Pittsburgh Streets
Kenney Way
Neighborhoods Polish Hill, Strip District
King Alley (until 1881)
Kenney Alley (1881–1914)

This alley was laid out as King Alley in 1870 for E. P. Jones, Charles Jeremy, and John D. Scully.[1]

In 1881, a city ordinance officially established the names of all thoroughfares in Pittsburgh; it changed the name of King Alley to Kenney Alley. The reason for the name change is not clear, as the ordinance lists no other street or alley named King that would have caused a conflict.[2]

Kenney Alley became Kenney Way in 1914 when another ordinance changed all alleys in the city to ways.[3]

See also


  1. "Plan of building lots situated in the city of Pittsburgh: Made for E. P. Jones Chas. Jeremy and others." Laid out June 1870; recorded Nov. 17, 1871, Plan Book 4, pp. 152–154. Allegheny County Recorder of Deeds 3778920. [view source]jones-jeremy-scully-plan
  2. "An ordinance establishing the names of avenues, streets, lanes and alleys of the City of Pittsburgh." Pittsburgh city ordinance, 1881, no. 33. Passed Feb. 28, 1881; approved Mar. 4, 1881. Ordinance Book 5, p. 212. In Municipal Record: Minutes of the proceedings of the Select and Common Councils of the City of Pittsburgh, for the year 1880, pp. 213–234 (Internet Archive pghmunicipalrecord1880). [view source]ordinance-1881-33
  3. "An ordinance changing the name 'Alley' on every thoroughfare in the City of Pittsburgh, to 'Way.'" Pittsburgh city ordinance, 1914, no. 402. Passed Nov. 10, 1914; approved Nov. 16, 1914. Ordinance Book 26, p. 360. Reprinted in the Pittsburgh Post, Nov. 23, 1914, p. 11 ( 86505785), and Nov. 24, p. 12 ( 86505809). [view source]ordinance-1914-402