Morrow and Gillett / Morrow and Gillett's Appleton city directory, for 1889-90. Comprising an alphabetically arranged list of business firms and private citizens; a classified list of all trades, professions and pursuits; a miscellaneous directory of city and county officers; the public and private schools, churches, banks, incorporated institutions, societies, etc., etc.
Street directory, pp. 23-30 PDF (1.5 MB)
23 STREET DIRECTORY. HOUSI,' Nu MBERING. A system of numbering was adopted by the Common Council, October 5th, 1887, at the request of the Post Office officials, for the purpose of free mail delivery. In this system all numbers are located by the use of rectangular co-ordinates, on a basis of Io feet lineal measurement for each intcger number. There being two sides to every street, only the odd numbers are used on the left and even numbers on the right, thus making the sipace for each number twx enty (20) feet, (normal) along the ;treet front. The general regularity with which so many of the streets and avenues have been laid, ptermits the use of this system admirably. Also distances in feet along any of the streets run- ning due north, or due west, may be easily calculated by observ- ing the difference between any two numbers and multiplying by (io) ten. Figures have been placed around the outside limits of the enclosed city map at intervals of 0ooo feet, to indicate the numbering by hundreds. These will be found useful to locate aproximately on the map any house number. [As a general rule, the Streets and AvCenueCs of Appleton have been laid out with regard to the principal cardinal points, and with rectangular uniformity. Some lre long, some are short, while a tew run diagonally or lmay be broken or curved. These latter, however, are generally along the River or nealr Ravines. Names have ecii gi en to nearly all the Street, and Avenues, but without iegulation or form, except in the Grand Chute Plat, s,mn of the Streets running east and wvest are named in order: Second, Third, Fourth, etc ,as h;igh as Eighth liThe following is the general alphabetical list: ANN, 286 Franklin, northeasterly to Jane, (short street). AL\IEIN, 786 Water, north to Lawrence, first west of Morrison, numbers from 510 to 556. N(I-RRO)\V& /;ILII.'TTS APPLEITO'[N (ATV DI)EIICTO)RY.
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