20 September 2009

Luquer, Not Luquere!

Over the years, there has been some disputation about the correct, historical spelling of Luquer, the name of a short length of street on south Carroll Gardens. There's a long pictorial essay about whether the original family name was Luquer or Luqueer. (The clan owned a lot of land around South Brooklyn in the 1900s.) The past few decades, however, everyone's gone with Luquer.

This homeowner, however, has a built-in street sign on his building that quite clearly reads Luquere, with an "e" at the end. Odd. But they don't want to be associated with that spelling at all! So they have simply refused to highlight that letter when painting the letters white. Queer, indeed.

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