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||Patrick M. Burke
||New Orleans, Louisiana
||I find myself doing this every now and then, and it appears that I will have to do so here: as a matter of community pride and agency correctness, the spelling of Zimpel Street in Uptown New Orleans is Z-I-M-P-E-L. The street was named after surveyor Karl (Charles) Zimpel, who designed and laid out the former town of Carrollton, recording the map of same in 1833. It was Zimpel's map - including the then-Jefferson Parish town of Carrollton - that first showed the shape of present day New Orleans.
The error (spelling Zimple instead of Zimpel) has been repeated for years in pole signage all along the street, and is to the discredit of the city Streets Department, not of any change in policy, or in the correct spelling of the Zimpel family name. If the name is auto-corrected in your documents (to Zimple), the remedy is a simple reprogramming so that the spelling is correct (Zimpel).
The solution to the problem is simple; the name of the street is Zimpel...and as residences of the street, we do pay attention to such errors.