People depend on street signs to tell them where they are, but a Hartford street named in honor of the city’s first female mayor is misspelled.
Ann Uccello was a political trailblazer, and in 1967 she became the first female mayor of Hartford.
If you drive on I-84 or in downtown Hartford, you’ll see her name everywhere.
On two different street signs in Hartford, Uccello is spelled incorrectly. The signs are on Pearl Street and Asylum Street.
“It seems like a mistake, anyone can make,” said Kevin Feeley, who works in Hartford.
However, others weren’t so nice in their criticism of the city.
“If you want to honor someone by putting their name on the street, you should at least have it correct,” said Teth Pickens, of Hartford.
That wasn’t the only street sign spelled incorrectly. On Humphrey Street, the last three letters of the street are supposed to be spelled “R-E-Y,” but they are spelled “E-R-Y.”
“Any sign that you see and that you’re going to read, you want to make sure it has a correct spelling,” Pickens said.
Eyewitness News informed the mayor about the problem, and the city said they are looking into it.
It is unclear how long the wrong signs were up or how much it will cost to fix.
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