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Which is the correct spelling of this Passyunk Square street: Ernst or Ernest?

It’s a case of mistaken street names. Is Ernst correct, or is Ernest the name of this Passyunk Square street? The street sign spells it one way, Google Maps spells it another.

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Photo of Google Maps’ incorrect street name spelling.

Residents are confused, so which is correct? According to city records, the street was renamed in 1858 as Ernst and despite incorrect street signs and confusion over the years, this is still the correct spelling of the street name.

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