Lois Lane in Worcester, Massachusetts

Street sign for Lois Lane

In 2011, the owners of That's Entertainment, a comic book and pop culture store, petitioned the city of Worcester to change the name of a short private road that ran next to their shop to "Lois Lane," after Clark Kent or Superman's girlfriend, co-worker, or wife, depending on what continuity you're partaking in.

At the time, the street was officially named Marmon Place. In August of 2012 the city voted to approve the name change. The sign was put up and a formal naming ceremony took place. The current sign is an official city street sign with all of the markings of any other Worcester city street sign—with one notable exception. While normally street types are abbreviated (St., Ave., etc.), what would be Lois Ln is written out as "Lois Lane."


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