Camelia or Camellia? Officials changing confusing street signs after WBRZ report
BATON ROUGE - City officials say they're addressing a case of nonsensical street spellings after a report by WBRZ.
A half-mile long road in the Garden District has about a dozen street signs with three different spellings for the same roadway. Depending on the intersection there's Camelia Street, Camelia Avenue, and Camellia Avenue.
The most striking is at the intersection with Government Street, where two signs with two different spellings are right next to one another.
"Not many people question it if you just sound confident when you say it," resident Sara Karlow said.
Karlow's lived on the street for four years and wasn't affected by the street sign confusion until her wedding recently.
"We had to decide if we were going to spell it the proper way or look like we didn't know how to spell," she said. "We went with the latter because that's what the street signs say."
According to Merriam-Webster, Camelia and Camellia are two variations of the same word. Google has the street listed as Camelia Avenue while the East Baton Rouge Tax Assessor's website has both spellings on its digital property map.
On Monday, the city responded to our report and said the signs will be changed.
Desktop NewsClick to open Continuous News in a sidebar that updates in real-time.
Deputies investigating string of car break-ins at Luxury Baton Rouge apartment complex
Mass vaccine site opens again Tuesday, April 20
Baton Rouge rapper to appear in court today
LSU announces that students will not be required to get COVID-19 vaccines
Coast Guard suspends search for Seacor Power crew, volunteer diver weighs in...
Legendary Parkview coach Kenny Guillot passes away at 76
Southern Wins Third Straight Bayou Classic
White squad edges Purple in LSU Spring game
'We have a plan': Coach O quiet on how Title IX scandal...
Southeastern regains sole possession of first place in Southland standings with win...