When it comes to naming streets and making street signs, one would think you would want to double and triple-check the spellings.

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That's why it is so strange to see a misspelled sign.   For instance, if you are traveling to Borger off the Loop, you will notice that Panhandle is spelled wrong.

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It seems they misspelled Panhandle with one extra "n" in the handle.

Then, somewhere between Ross Osage and Grand, back in the residential neighborhoods, you'll find Pittsburg.   If it is a tribute to the city in Pennsylvania,  it should be Pittsburgh.

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Located in the Colonies is a street with a possible misspelling.  The Colonies is one of the more expensive neighborhoods in Amarillo.  Most of the streets in The Colonies are colonial and American freedom names.

For example, Georgetown, Patriot, and Pilgrim, to name a few.

Within The Colonies, you will find a street called Ashville Place.

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If this street is keeping with the theme of colonial or freedom, shouldn't this sign be spelled Asheville?  Asheville, North Carolina, was originally Morristown in 1793 and very colonial.   It was renamed to Asheville in 1797 after incorporation and named after the Carolina Governor Samuel Ashe.

Is this perhaps the case of lack of research or someone says "Let's name a street in The Colonies Asheville" and the person writing down the street name leaves the "e" after Ash off on the paperwork?  Or, was it just the name of a street, and it is meant to be spelled Ashville?

Correction from the City of Amarillo:

The streets in the post were platted with the names Pittsburg and Ashville. These street signs are spelled correctly and are not references to Pittsburgh, Pa. or Asheville, N.C.

Check Out The Original Names For These Amarillo Streets

It's hard to imagine these well-known Amarillo streets as any other name. Try to imagine giving directions to someone while using their original names. Gets tricky, doesn't it?

The new names (that we currently know them by) came mostly from associates of Henry Luckett, who drew the first map of the area. When this took place exactly, records do not show, but the street name revamp is covered extensively in 'Old Town Amarillo' by Judge John Crudgington, published in the Plains Historical Review in 1957.

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Amarillo Cursed Buildings - 715 S. Polk

Polk Street is a great place to spend an evening. However, over the years, Polk Street has seen many businesses come and go. One of these buildings is at 715 S. Polk. It has been many things over the years, mainly bars, but it seems as soon as one moves in, it moves right out.

So what all has been in there? Let's take a look back at 715 S. Polk.

This building was originally built in 1915, it was known as The Hollywood.

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