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Old 10-19-2004, 09:37 AM   #16
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IIRC Japan is like this, they have names for the major thoroughfares but not for neighborhood residential streets. My friend who explained all this to me told me it was a cultural thing; that people would actually balk at giving their house a number, like we balk at the idea of numbering people.
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Old 10-19-2004, 11:52 AM   #17
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Old 10-19-2004, 01:40 PM   #18
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Yes, but sometimes we still balk at the idea, for old times' sake.
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Old 10-19-2004, 11:02 PM   #19
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Old 10-19-2004, 11:06 PM   #20
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Read the article??? I've got a feeling that street names are an interesting issue, but not the most pressing one.
Like I said, I was just answering a question...one that you initially asked. And then I decided to give you some shit on top of that.
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Old 10-20-2004, 03:21 PM   #21
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Hate t'say it, but the story behind this picture reminds me a bit of the song "Where the Streets Have No Name."
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Old 10-20-2004, 03:39 PM   #22
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house numbers

In Massachusetts towns, the fire department is responsible for giving out house numbers. They are the ones who have to find the house in the dark, so I guess that makes sense.

On some streets, though, they renumbered the houses but allowed the owners to keep the old numbers if they like.

Also, the numbering starts over at the beginning of each street. and increases as you leave town. I lived for a while in 155, then in number 24, then in number 3. I was amazed when I visited California where there are 5 digit house numbers.
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