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FRIDAY, JUNE 1, 2012, 5:38 A.M.

Do you remember…

...when Spokane's mail-addressing practice was to place the directional before the number?

Sure. I think that was overturned a little more than 20 years ago, to conform with the rest of the known universe.

But it used to be that we would write, say, "West 999 Riverside Avenue."

I had a colleague back then who defended the old practice. He argued that the traditional (old) way was logical because of the sequence in which it presented the information -- general, then specific.

He moved to Texas or California about the time we switched. I don't think he left because of the addressing thing. But I did not know him well.




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