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Identifying Houses

With the growth of dense settlement, humans designed ways of identifying houses and/or parcels of land. Individual houses sometimes acquire proper names; and those names may acquire in their turn considerable emotional connotations: see for example the house of Howards End or the castle of Brideshead Revisited. A more systematic and general approach to identifying houses may use various methods of house numbering.

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Identifying Houses
... With the growth of dense settlement, humans designed ways of identifying houses and/or parcels of land ... Individual houses sometimes acquire proper names and those names may acquire in their turn considerable emotional connotations see for example the house of Howards End or the castle of Brideshead Revisited ... A more systematic and general approach to identifying houses may use various methods of house numbering ...

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