We were up by the old stomping grounds yesterday—well, a bit north of the old s.g., in truth—and began noticing the names of apartment buildings. Walking on West 122nd Street, we noticed an abode called "THE DELAWARE."—with a period. Love it! A period! Why not!
Our favorite was RELDNAS HALL. "Reldnas" sounded a bit too science fiction, like a character in Asimov. We put on our mirror-glasses to espy a more likely surname: SANDLER.
We always love it when people do things backward.
Some months ago, in the mid-50s (we're talking streets, not decades), we saw a sanitation/waste truck attending to a dumpster. The vehicle had the Spanish-tinted name NACIREMA.