One of the more interesting exhibits in the Historic District of Jackson Heights, Queens, New York:
Alfred Mosher Butts (1899-1993) was living in Jackson Heights in 1938 when he invented a board game which he called “Lexiko.” To get it into stores, he sold the rights to entrepreneur James Brunot, who made some minor tweaks to gameplay and a major change to the name: Brunot called it “Scrabble.”
This is the intersection of 35th Avenue and 81st Street, though the latter isn’t worth nearly as much in point value.
(Via Kevin J. Walsh.)