[Talk-us] Address Standard

Kevin Atkinson kevin at atkinson.dhs.org
Fri Aug 13 04:44:00 BST 2010

On Thu, 12 Aug 2010, Alan Millar wrote:

> On Thu, 2010-08-12 at 13:57 -0600, Kevin Atkinson wrote:
>> My main goal was to separate out the directional prefix because, which
>> while important for mailing, did not really belong as part of the street
>> name.  I thought I would take care of the suffix as well.
> You may think it doesn't really belong as part of the street name, and
> that may possibly be true in your neighborhood.  But in my neighborhood,
> it definitely IS part of the street name and can't be left off, for
> mailing or not.  In my part of the Portland area, SW Takena is a
> completely separate unrelated street from NW Takena.  In Seattle, Forest
> Ave S is completely separate and unrelated from Forest Ave SE.

Do paper maps include the directional prefix or postfix?  I looked at a 
few maps of Washington DC and not one of them I saw include the quadrant 

> So I disagree, it does belong as part of the street name.  If you have a
> prefix or suffix that you think is optional, don't call it the
> directional prefix or suffix that the rest of the country uses; we have
> them for a reason.

See my other post for Salt Lake city in particular.

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