[Talk-us] Address Standard

Alan Mintz Alan_Mintz+OSM at Earthlink.Net
Wed Aug 18 03:40:39 BST 2010

At 2010-08-17 18:44, Nathan Edgars II wrote:
>On Tue, Aug 17, 2010 at 3:52 PM, Dale Puch <dale.puch at gmail.com> wrote:
> > Is it really not part of the street name, what are the rules you use to
> > determine it is only part of the address?
>In Orlando the city and county ground-mounted street signs have a
>square at the end for the address block. The directional prefix, if
>present, also appears there.
>Example on what TIGER calls South Westmoreland Drive:

This looks like what I described as:

- They are not in front of the name on the street signs. If anywhere, they 
are in a smaller font, after the address starting

So, the remaining questions are:

- When you look at official records, like assessor's and tract maps, is it 
called "South Westmoreland Dr"?

- If someone is giving you directions, do they say "Go west on West 26th 
Street, then south on South Westmoreland Drive."?

- It does appear that 2500 N Westmoreland Dr and 2500 S Westmoreland Dr are 
separate addresses in Orlando, according to USPS 
(http://zip4.usps.com/zip4/welcome.jsp). However, no prefixes are used for 
addresses on 26th St, despite the presence on the sign.

My guess is that this is a place where the prefixes should be moved out of 
the name tag, but this should be left up to a local.

Alan Mintz <Alan_Mintz+OSM at Earthlink.net>

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