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Re: Uncommon Street Name Suffixes
« Reply #25 on: July 30, 2009, 06:36:02 AM »

http://www.usps.com/ncsc/lookups/abbr_suffix.txt

I'd think the Post Office would be the authority on this topic.

What the heck is a "Stravenue"?
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Re: Uncommon Street Name Suffixes
« Reply #26 on: July 30, 2009, 11:01:29 AM »

What the heck is a "Stravenue"?

It's a portmanteau of "Street" and "Avenue".
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Re: Uncommon Street Name Suffixes
« Reply #27 on: July 30, 2009, 01:27:48 PM »

Central Park West
Central Park South
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Re: Uncommon Street Name Suffixes
« Reply #28 on: July 30, 2009, 01:32:54 PM »

Boulevard

Parkway Drive


Both of these roads are in northeast Atlanta.


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Re: Uncommon Street Name Suffixes
« Reply #29 on: July 30, 2009, 02:40:00 PM »

The main drag in Sevierville and Pigeon Forge is simply known as Parkway.
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Re: Uncommon Street Name Suffixes
« Reply #30 on: July 30, 2009, 03:28:12 PM »

Los Alamitos Park is a roundabout in Long Beach where CA 1 (Pacific Coast Hwy), CA 19 (Lakewood Blvd) and Los Coyotes Diagonal intersect.

Up in Portland and my hometown, terraces were pretty common (e.g. SW Maverick Ter), and several streets have no suffix (i.e. SW Greenway, NE Alameda, Broadway)
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Re: Uncommon Street Name Suffixes
« Reply #31 on: July 30, 2009, 07:16:57 PM »

I have never understood "Chausseestrasse" in several German cities (the most famous example being in Berlin).  Chaussée means "road" in French and exists in German as a loanword, so the literal translation of this street name is something like "Road Street."
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Re: Uncommon Street Name Suffixes
« Reply #32 on: July 30, 2009, 08:28:08 PM »

In Detroit, we have Avenues, Drives, and Roads
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Re: Uncommon Street Name Suffixes
« Reply #33 on: July 31, 2009, 01:37:53 AM »

In Elizabeth City, NC, US-17 Business is "North/South Road St." Street signs even abbreviate it as "N./S. Rd. St."

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Re: Uncommon Street Name Suffixes
« Reply #34 on: July 31, 2009, 04:17:56 PM »

street names without suffixes

Broadway - very common


Broadway comes from the Dutch word "breedeweg" (which means Broadway). In Dutch, "breedeweg" is not spelled with a space, so Broadway would technically have been "Broad Way". So "way" is still it's prefix, but written as one word due to the historic influence of the Dutch language.
I think you meant to say that "way" is still its suffix.

Anyway, the point I wanted to make is that I live on Broadway Avenue.
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Re: Uncommon Street Name Suffixes
« Reply #35 on: July 31, 2009, 05:16:56 PM »

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Re: Uncommon Street Name Suffixes
« Reply #36 on: August 02, 2009, 07:07:22 PM »


*  Court
Used in Portland for streets that share the same name only a block apart (SE Grant St, SE Grant Pl). Courts do not affect the address grid (Grant St would be 2200 S, Grant Pl would be 2250 S).

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*  Place (typically used in the US to refer to roads which are not squares)
Used in Portland in the same manner as Courts, but only for avenues instead of streets. Much more common, too.
(SE 32nd Ave, SE 32nd Pl; 3200 E, 3250 E)
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Re: Uncommon Street Name Suffixes
« Reply #37 on: August 03, 2009, 03:19:42 PM »

The Phoenix area has a "Broadway Road." It runs from south Phoenix eastward through Tempe and Mesa.
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Re: Uncommon Street Name Suffixes
« Reply #38 on: August 03, 2009, 07:23:19 PM »


*  Court
Used in Portland for streets that share the same name only a block apart (SE Grant St, SE Grant Pl). Courts do not affect the address grid (Grant St would be 2200 S, Grant Pl would be 2250 S).

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Used in Portland in the same manner as Courts, but only for avenues instead of streets. Much more common, too.
(SE 32nd Ave, SE 32nd Pl; 3200 E, 3250 E)

In OKC "Terrace" normally fulfills this function.

J.K. Rowling included a couple streets with uncommon suffixes (in the U.S., anyway; maybe they're more common in the UK) in her books: A street nearby Privet Drive is called "Wisteria Walk", and Professor Snape lives on a street named "Spinners End".
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Re: Uncommon Street Name Suffixes
« Reply #39 on: April 30, 2016, 11:31:03 AM »

I just found one that made me do a double take and then go look it up to make sure I wasn't wrong: "Close," as in the street "Fellsdale Close" in upper-crusty Winchester, Massachusetts.
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Re: Uncommon Street Name Suffixes
« Reply #40 on: April 30, 2016, 12:08:15 PM »

Apex, NC has the Apex Peakway (a partially- completed loop road) based off Apex being "The Peak of Good Living" from its motto as it was the peak of the Eastern Seaboard Railway.
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Re: Uncommon Street Name Suffixes
« Reply #41 on: April 30, 2016, 12:14:40 PM »

I thought I had one that had not been mentioned: "______ Cut Off."  I lived on one growing up; before computerization, 'Cut Off' was a suffix per the Post Office.

But I went to look them up for citation, they have now become "____ Cut Off Road," as in Roberts Cut Off Road in Ft. Worth, Sprinkle Cut Off Road in Austin, Goat Creek Cut Off Road in Kerrville, etc

Somehow I feel cheated....
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Re: Uncommon Street Name Suffixes
« Reply #42 on: April 30, 2016, 12:42:44 PM »

We've got a street here named Hardeman Pass, and many years ago Culwell Street (near the stockyards) was called Culwell Cattle Trail.
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Re: Uncommon Street Name Suffixes
« Reply #43 on: April 30, 2016, 12:52:59 PM »

Hey, it's the Walking Thread :-)

A few previous and later threads:
Very unusual street suffixes: http://www.aaroads.com/forum/index.php?topic=16661.0
Unconventional street suffix abbreviations on signs: http://www.aaroads.com/forum/index.php?topic=13995.0
Unique Public Roadway Types: http://www.aaroads.com/forum/index.php?topic=8383.0

New Haven's Ella T. Grasso Blvd. was formerly named "Boulevard". West Hartford still has a plain Boulevard waiting for an honorific name. In Hartford, east of Boulevard across Prospect Street, is West Boulevard.
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Re: Uncommon Street Name Suffixes
« Reply #44 on: April 30, 2016, 01:18:14 PM »

street names without suffixes

Broadway - very common

The Bowery
In Atlanta, there is a Boulevard.  No suffix as it is its own suffix.
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Re: Uncommon Street Name Suffixes
« Reply #45 on: April 30, 2016, 01:58:20 PM »

Atlantic Beach FL has Barefoot Trace.. Like Natchez Trace I guess...a few miles away in Ponte Vedra Beach there is a Possum Trot
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Re: Uncommon Street Name Suffixes
« Reply #46 on: April 30, 2016, 03:54:07 PM »

Even in a grid you can get some weird things... "32nd Upper Avenue S" is located up a small hill from 32nd Avenue on the Mount Baker Ridge in Seattle. It also has a nice view of the I-90 floating bridges.


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Re: Uncommon Street Name Suffixes
« Reply #47 on: April 30, 2016, 07:29:58 PM »


I thought I had one that had not been mentioned: "______ Cut Off."  I lived on one growing up; before computerization, 'Cut Off' was a suffix per the Post Office.

But I went to look them up for citation, they have now become "____ Cut Off Road," as in Roberts Cut Off Road in Ft. Worth, Sprinkle Cut Off Road in Austin, Goat Creek Cut Off Road in Kerrville, etc

Somehow I feel cheated....

US 20 in Worcester, Mass., is called Southwest Cutoff.
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Re: Uncommon Street Name Suffixes
« Reply #48 on: April 30, 2016, 07:41:31 PM »

I thought I had one that had not been mentioned: "______ Cut Off."  I lived on one growing up; before computerization, 'Cut Off' was a suffix per the Post Office.

But I went to look them up for citation, they have now become "____ Cut Off Road," as in Roberts Cut Off Road in Ft. Worth, Sprinkle Cut Off Road in Austin, Goat Creek Cut Off Road in Kerrville, etc

Somehow I feel cheated....

We have a road locally called the Cutoff Road, which is a shortcut between KY 52 and KY 11 about five miles north of town. It's never officially been called that, however. For years its post office designation was HC (or HCR) 36, and now it's Highway 498.

And there's the infamous Wiener Cutoff Road in Arkansas, a photo of the sign for said road having become a popular Facebook meme.
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Re: Uncommon Street Name Suffixes
« Reply #49 on: April 30, 2016, 09:02:37 PM »

Washington D.C. has "Unit" which is used on streets that lie on borders between the NE/NW/SW/SE parts of town. There's even one called "G Unit".
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