Talk:Almon A. Covey House

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Next door[edit]

I added a note that the other Covey house is said by NRHP to be "next door". This has been moved into the body of the article. Fine, except I cannot understand how the house numbering system must work. 1229 is next door to 1211? Where are the other numbers? It is for that reason that I inserted it as a note because - at least to these British eyes - there appears to be a discrepancy in the records but we're not allowed actually to say that. - Sitush (talk) 00:30, 13 March 2013 (UTC)

Google Earth confirms that these addresses are next to each other. I don't know anything about the British system of street addresses, but in Utah at least, one side of the street is odd and the other even, and with each city block the number goes up by 100. It looks like there are 8 houses on that block, so an increment of 18 isn't out of line. Ntsimp (talk) 15:06, 14 March 2013 (UTC)
I too had wondered how 1229 could be next door to 1211, which is why in the initial article i chose to say it was "nearby" instead of "next door", as "nearby" would be more surely correct. I then accepted Sitush's acceptance of "next door" in the NRHP document, nonetheless. Thanks very much for clarifying. --doncram 16:41, 14 March 2013 (UTC)
It seems that I cannot do my sums but I'm at a loss to work out where I am going wrong. As with Utah, the UK has the odd one side/even the other system but if these buildings were truly "next door" to each other (in the British sense) then eith 1229 would be 1209 or 1213; or 1211 would be 1227 or 1231. Perhaps "next door" has a different meaning. - Sitush (talk) 17:24, 14 March 2013 (UTC)
A difference of 2 for next-door neighbors is actually fairly unusual in Utah. In Salt Lake City's grid plan, each address number is intended as a fairly precise measure of how far in that cardinal direction the location is from the center of town. These numbers being in the 1200s means the houses are located between 1200 East and 1300 East streets, on the 13th block east of Main Street. It's not an indication of how many buildings there are on that street. HTH, Ntsimp (talk) 18:28, 14 March 2013 (UTC)
It helps me enormously to understand. Thanks very much for this. Perhaps we need a new article, Building numbering systems! - Sitush (talk) 19:05, 14 March 2013 (UTC)