City Directory Abbreviations

Abbreviation Word Abbreviation Word Abbreviation Word
agt agent frt freight rd road

appr

apprentice

h

house

Rev

reverend

asst

assistant

lab

laborer

S or s

south

ave

avenue

mkr

maker

s e

southeast

b or bds

boards

mnfg

manufacturing

s s

south side

bet

between

mnfr

manufacturer

s w

southwest

bkpr

bookkeeper

mngr

manager

sec

secretary

bldg

building

mach

machinist

stenogr

stenographer

blk

block

nr

near

supt

superintendent

blksmith

blacksmith

N or n

north

trans

transfer

carp

carpenter

n e

northeast

treas

treasurer

cashr

cashier

n s

north side

trav agt

traveling agent

clk

clerk

n w

northwest

w s

west side

col’d

colored

opp

opposite

whol

wholesale

com’n

commission

opr

operator

wid

widow

comp

compositor

pkr

packer

W or w

west

cor

corner

pl

place

wks

works

dep

deputy

P O

post office

yd

yard

dept

department

pres

president

1st

first

emp

employed

prin

principal

2d

second

E or e

east

propr

proprietor

3d

third

eng

engineer

pub

publisher

4th

fourth

e s

east side

r or res

residence

5th

fifth