[Tagging] Updating definition and description of place=square

António Madeira antoniomadeira at gmx.com
Mon Mar 30 18:13:14 UTC 2020

Às 05:08 de 30/03/2020, Martin Koppenhoefer escreveu:
> Am Mo., 30. März 2020 um 01:11 Uhr schrieb Kevin Kenny
> <kevin.b.kenny at gmail.com <mailto:kevin.b.kenny at gmail.com>>:
>     One example: Berkeley Square in London.  In form, it's a public
>     garden, but even the English designate it a town square. As I
>     understand it, an Englishman would not raise eyebrows at a
>     sentence: "Winston Churchill, as a child, lived in Berkeley
>     Square.  The Churchills' house, № 48, is the one entirely
>     residential building remaining there; the rest of the buildings
>     are all offices of financial concerns, much like the rest of
>     Mayfair."
> The thing is that squares often also serve as addresses and can be
> somehow seen very similar to streets, so the same as you can live in a
> street (meaning you live in a house on this street), you could also
> live on a square (a house bordering this square). At least it works
> like this in some languages I am aware of.
> Cheers
> Martin

Like in Portugal, for example. In most cases, the name of the square is
the address of the adjacent buildings.
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