In Theory, Or On Paper, This Seems To Be A
Clear And Intelligible Arrangement; But It Does Not Work Well.
These Center Depots Are Large Spaces, And Consequently One Portion
Of A Street Is Removed A Considerable Distance From The Other.
is as though the same name should be given to two streets, one of
which entered St. James's Park at Buckingham Gate, while the other
started from the Park at Marlborough, House.
To inhabitants the
matter probably is not of much moment, as it is well known that this
portion of such an avenue and that portion of such another avenue
are merely myths - unknown lands away in the wilds. But a stranger
finds himself in the position of being sent across the country knee
deep into the mud, wading through snipe grounds, looking for
civilization where none exists.
All these avenues have a slanting direction. They are so arranged
that none of them run north and south, or east and west; but the
streets, so called, all run in accordance with the points of the
compass. Those from east to west are A Street, B Street, C Street,
and so on - counting them away from the Capitol on each side, so that
there are two A streets and two B streets. On the map these streets
run up to V Street, both right and left - V Street North and V Street
South. Those really known to mankind are E, F, G, H, I, and K
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