City directory

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A list of persons by house number, on a street
1910 directory page for North Adams Street, Peoria, Illinois

A city directory is a listing of residents, streets, businesses, organizations or institutions, giving their location in a city. It may be arranged alphabetically or geographically or in other ways. Antedating telephone directories, they were in use for centuries.[1] Many older directories have been digitized and are available on the open web and through subscription databases.[2]

Examples included Kelly's Directory and the Boston Directory.

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  1. ^ "City Directories". Retrieved 2017-05-22. 
  2. ^ Moazeni, Sarah. "Research Guides: New York City: City Directories". Retrieved 2017-05-22. 

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