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SYSTEM OF NUMBERING HOUSES
Used after the 1901 Census
(from the 1908 City of Victoria Directory)

The system of numbering adopted by the City of Victoria is that known as the Philadelphia or Decimal System. By this system an even hundred numbers are allotted to each block and the principal advantage of the system is that the number indicates how many blocks distant it is from any given point on the street or avenue.

A number is allotted to every 20 feet.

All short streets take their numbers from the through streets, and correspond with them.

The odd numbers are on the south and east sides of streets.

Dallas Road is taken as the base for all streets running north-wards starting at 1 and going northwards 100 to the block to Tolmie Avenue, the northern boundary of the city.

The number at the intersection of Fort Street being 700.

Streets running eastwards are numbered from an imaginary base line extending from the Outer Wharf to Harriet Street, starting at 1 and going eastwards 100 to the block to the eastern boundary of the city.

The number at the intersection of Douglas Street being 700 Victoria West Streets running north and south are numbered from Victoria harbor as a base starting at 100 thence northwards 100 to the block to Victoria Arm. Westbound streets are numbered from Point Ellice bridge as a base westwards 100 to the block to the western boundary of the City.