15. April 2006 · Comments Off on Alex Klein · Categories: imported, Links

There’s a nice article on Alex Klein, who will be at Oberlin this week.

And then there’s this article which includes this:

“When I bought 140 acres of land off Shaver Road and talked with my wife, we decided to call it Maestro Acres after the composers. Beethoven is the main street, but we also have Mozart, Bach and others.”

You might have noticed, though, that Maestro Acres spells the name of German composer Robert Schumann as Shuman. That’s because the city of Portage insisted that Roberts make it that way. People would have a hard time spelling it if it was “Schumann,” Roberts said.

Of course, if that was true, why not “Baytoven,” or “Showpan,” or “List,” or “Bock” streets?

Heh. Funny.

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