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Offline melba_schmelba

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h and r before numbers in CA directories
« on: Saturday 01 August 20 14:25 BST (UK) »
Some addresses in the directories have a number, then the street, others have h or r, preceding those numbers, any idea what h and r signify?

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Re: h and r before numbers in CA directories
« Reply #1 on: Saturday 01 August 20 14:34 BST (UK) »
There's usually a list of abbreviations towards the front of each directory but h could = home or r = residence (depending on wether home is owned or not.)
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Re: h and r before numbers in CA directories
« Reply #2 on: Saturday 01 August 20 14:39 BST (UK) »
There's usually a list of abbreviations towards the front of each directory but h could = home or r = residence (depending on wether home is owned or not.)
Thanks, agha :), just checked:

h = householder

r = roomer or resides