[Talk-us] Directional Prefix/Postfix Proposal

Val Kartchner val42k at gmail.com
Sun Aug 1 05:38:59 BST 2010

On Sat, 2010-07-31 at 21:31 -0600, Kevin Atkinson wrote:
> On Sat, 31 Jul 2010, Val Kartchner wrote:
> > 1) I agree with most of your proposal.
> >  a) Your proposal doesn't take into account cases where there is both a
> >     name and a numeric designation for a street.  An instance in Ogden,
> >     Utah is "Washington Boulevard" and its alias "400 East".
> In both cases doesn't a directional prefix apply.
> However, to avoid ambiguity with the "_prefix" tag.  How about this rule. 
> The "_prefix" and "_suffix" apply to all name tags.  Hence if name_1 is 
> "400 East" than name_1_prefix shall be "S", etc.

So, you're also proposing that the additional name(s) be placed in
"name_1", etc.

> >  b) In the example "700 East" that you give, wouldn't the official name
> >     be "700 East Street"?
> Do you call you numbered streets "Street" in Ogden?  I have never thought 
> about it much but I would always say I lived on "700 South" not "700 South 
> Street".  It sounds odd to non-locals (try giving that address to someone 
> in the east over the phone) but I don't think anyone really considers 
> "Street" part of the name of numbered streets.  Than again, I have only 
> been living here for 6 years, so I will yield to someone who grew up the 
> area.

No, we do the same as in Salt Lake City.  But it isn't about what is
said.  The wiki says it's about what is on the signs.  And the "St"
abbreviation is on the signs.  The name in large print is the name of
the street or number if it has no other name.  Then, in small print, the
number of the street is given.  (Yes, if it is only a numbered street,
the number is given twice on the sign.)  I forget which one carries the
"St" abbreviation.

- Val -

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