Strayhorn Way

From Pittsburgh Streets
Strayhorn Way
Neighborhood Terrace Village
Origin of name Billy Strayhorn

The name Strayhorn Way was officially accepted by a city ordinance in 2016.[1] The name is that of Billy Strayhorn (1915–1967), a jazz composer, pianist, lyricist, and arranger who grew up in the Hill District.

Nearby Blakey Court, Eckstein Place, Garner Court, 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