Half Lots

Half Address

Half Address

Alley

Alley

The older parts of Omaha, Nebraska, use “1/2” in the house number of some houses.  Alleys are common in the old neighborhoods, making easy access to the back yard.  For various reasons, people would sell the back half of their lot, maybe to a son or daughter to keep the family close.  A house would be built on it and “1/2” was added to the address.

This wide alley, between 13th and 14th street, is paved with brick, plenty of room for cars to pass.  The house facing 14th street is 1414; the house in back, facing the alley is 1414 1/2.

Computerized mailings are iffy.

Thought for the Day:  There goes the neighborhood.          Inscribed on the headstone of Rodney Dangerfield

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