Change in Method Of Addressing Mail, Daily Racing Form, 1943-05-21


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Change in Method Of Addressing Mail A highly important change in the method of addressing mail for delivery in the 178 largest cities in the United States has been announced by Postmaster General Frank C Walker Its purpose is to expedite the delivery of mail in all of the larger busi ¬ ness and industrial centers of the country The change simply adds a numeral after the name of the city indicating the postal delivery district in which the patron re ¬ sides such as Chicago 3 Illinois or Au ¬ rora 1 Illinois the other part of the ad ¬ dress such as street and number being unchanged unchangedA A typical style of addressing or return caTd of this new system would be Mr J C Smith 7820 S Ashland Ave Chicago 20 Illinois IllinoisThis This method is not altogether new as It has been tested for several years at a few post offices where it was found to expedite delivery A similar system is now in use in Canada and in almost all of the largest cities in Europe and it is believed that as more and more of the public adopt the plan mail deliveries will be correspondingly expedited expeditedPostal Postal district numbers have been as ¬ signed to all delivery stations in Chicago in accordance with the following list listMain Main Office Section 6 6 6Main Main Office Section 7 7 Old P O Annex Sec 1 1 1Old Old P O Annex Sec 2 2 2Old Old P O Annex Sec 3 3 Old P O Annex Sec 4 4 Old P O Annex Sec 5 5 Auburn Park 20 20Austin Austin i 44 Chestnut Street 10 10Chicago Chicago Lawn 29 29Cicero Cicero 50 50Clearing Clearing j 38 38Cragin Cragin 39 Division Street 51 51Dunning Dunning 34 34Elmwood Elmwood Park f 35 35Elston Elston 32 32Englewood Englewood 7 21 21Evergreen Evergreen Park 42 Fort Dearborn 11 Garfield Park 24 24Grand Grand Crossing 19 19Hawthorne Hawthorne 123 123Hegewisch Hegewisch 33 33Hyde Hyde Park 15 15Irving Irving Park 41 41Jackson Jackson Park 37 37Jefferson Jefferson 30 30KedzieGrace v KedzieGrace 18 18Lakeview Lakeview 13 13Lincoln Lincoln Park 14 14Logan Logan Square r47 r47Merchandise Merchandise Mart 54 54MidWest MidWest 12 12Morgan Morgan Park 43 43North North Town 45 45Norwood Norwood Park i 31 31Ogden Ogden Park 36 36Pilsen Pilsen 8 8Ravenswood Ravenswood 25 25Riverdale Riverdale 27 27Rogers Rogers Park 26 26Roseland Roseland 28 28South South Chicago 17 17South South Shore 49 49Stock Stock Yards 9 9TwentySecond TwentySecond Street 16 16Uptown Uptown 40 40Wicker Wicker Park 22 22Mail Mail carriers will gladly inform patrons of the delivery district in which they re ¬ side and the cooperation of all business houses and concerns as well as the general public is earnestly solicited

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