Wednesday, October 2, 2013

Chicago's Old-School MapQuest-- Part 4: All Street Numbers Centered Ar State and Madison


Edward Brennan was no expert on streets, but knew something had to be done about the mess. He drafted his plan and submitted it to the City Council.

The plan called for:

***Centering all street numbers on the intersection of State and Madison streets.

***Giving 1,000 numbers for each mile (but before adoption, that was changed to 800 numbers).

***Giving odd numbers to the east side of north-south streets and to the south side of east-west streets. Even numbers to the opposite street sides.

Some Good Thinking. --RoadDog

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