Talk:National Register of Historic Places listings in Brookline, Massachusetts

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I remember entering the house at around 299 Clinton rd. and always noticed a plaque on the wall stating the home was a registered historic place or a national registered place, or something to that affect. Well the house was on the market a few months ago and believe it has new owners now.

Scan[edit]

Just went through the whole list to

  • check to see that any images in articles were also here
  • check to see if piping was needed

. . . . Jim . . . . Jameslwoodward (talkcontribs) 00:12, 29 September 2009 (UTC)

missing[edit]

The VFW Parkway is missing from the Brookline list, although only a short segment does pass through the town limits. --Polaron | Talk 15:17, 15 October 2009 (UTC)

Sorting[edit]

I note that here, and perhaps in some other NRHP lists, we alphabetize "Saint" as "Saint" and "St." as "St...", thus

  • Saint Paul's Rectory
  • Sargent's Pond
  • Second Unitarian Church
  • Eliphalet Spurr House
  • St. Mark's Methodist Church
  • James H. Standish House

In other places, e.g. Boston and Middlesex County, we follow the more usual practice (including the phone book) and put the abbreviated Saints with the spelled out Saints. If there's no objection we should do that here at the same time we add the VFW parkway, see above. (I might well do the resort -- I'd wait for a decision on the broader missing parkways question, however.). . . . Jim . . . . Jameslwoodward (talkcontribs) 16:07, 16 October 2009 (UTC)

There's no good reason not to alphabetise them this way. By default, they're alphabetised as "St" instead of as "Sa", because the NRIS database doesn't know that "St." stands for "Saint"; where they're done differently, it's because we realised the error and moved it. Nyttend (talk) 16:19, 16 October 2009 (UTC)
Ahh. So NRIS is smart enough to put Standish and Spurr (above) in the right place, but doesn't know about Saints? First amendment, I guess... . . . . Jim . . . . Jameslwoodward (talkcontribs) 17:22, 16 October 2009 (UTC)
If you look at the NRIS names, you'll see that they're listed as "Spurr, Eliphalet, House" and "Standish, James H., House"; it was simply a bit easier to notice the turned-around name (especially because the pre-table lists already had the names turned around; see here for an example) than the "St."s when we were adding the tables. Using the NRIS database, it's impossible to have something display one way and sort another, so the only thing that could be done (quite a reasonable plan, in my mind) would be for the NRIS to change all instances of "St." to "Saint". Nyttend (talk) 17:39, 16 October 2009 (UTC)