[Tagging] Building names, historical/original owner?

Allan Mustard allan at mustard.net
Fri Dec 14 18:38:38 UTC 2018

That’s good, too.

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> On Dec 14, 2018, at 11:44 AM, Jmapb <jmapb at gmx.com> wrote:
>> On 12/14/2018 11:20 AM, Eugene Alvin Villar wrote:
>>> On Fri, Dec 14, 2018 at 11:36 PM Adam Franco <adamfranco at gmail.com> wrote:
>>> What are folks thoughts about these historical-owner building names when they aren't well-known? Should they go in a `description=` tag, `alt_name=`, or some other tag?
>> If there is only a single old name and it is different from the current name, we have the established tag old_name=* as explained here: https://wiki.openstreetmap.org/wiki/Key:old_name
>> This wiki page also suggests other formats like old_name:1921-1932=* if the name is valid in a particular period.
> IMO it's fine to use old_name=* even without name=* -- to record the fact that it used to be known as the Johnson House, but there's no current name in common use. J
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