Day 658

Corbin Court

October 18th, 2013

Corbin Place in Manhattan Beach is no longer named for Austin Corbin. The 19th-century developer fell out of favor back in 2007 after a crusading Daily News columnist shouted loudly (and falsely) about Corbin's (fictional) role in the (fictional) American Society for the Suppression of the Jews, and the local community board voted to rename the street for Margaret Corbin instead. But what about Corbin Court? Could this unsigned, block-long alleyway a few miles north of Manhattan Beach still be carrying the name of the despised Mr. Corbin?

One Comment

  1. Joe Enright says:

    No – the Corbin Court in your photo was named for John Corbin, one of the principal builders of Victorian Flatbush per

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