I think that has to be a specific business name. Unfortunately it seems to be an anomaly in the handwriting, sorta looks like a g but not loopy enough, sorta looks like the y but not as precise as the rest, etc.
Try to find a city directory or a business listing in licenses or something, see if you can find a "L Brown" or "L Brothers" something.
What kind of industry was around then? Mercantile came to mind, but that doesnt have a y or g at the end, and there is a "dry goods store" on an entry down the page, so why would the enumerator differentiate? Maybe its a law office and thats one of the names?
Good luck, thats quite a puzzle