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Local Addresses 

Chapter:
Abbreviations
Author(s):

Roxanne K. Young

Local Addresses

Use the following abbreviations when complete local addresses are given:

The hospital was built on Eighth Street.

The hospital’s address is 319 W Eighth St.

In some cases, these designators may or may not be abbreviated, by convention:

Mount St Helens

Saint Louis University

St Louis, Missouri

Designator

Abbreviation

Air Force Base

AFB

Army Post Office

APO

Avenue

Ave

Boulevard

Blvd

Building

Bldg

Circle

Cir

Court

Ct

Crescent

Cres

Drive

Dr

East

E

Fleet Post Office

FPO

Highway

Hwy

Lane

Ln

Mount

Mt

North

N

Northeast

NE

Northwest

NW

Parkway

Pkwy

Place

Pl

Post Office

PO

Road

Rd

Route

Rte

Rural Free Delivery

RFD

Rural Route

RR

Saint

St or Ste (eg, Sault Ste Marie [verify])

South

S

Southeast

SE

Southwest

SW

Square

Sq

Street

St

Suite

Ste

Terrace

Terr

West

W

Do not abbreviate non-English address terms (eg, boulevard, avenue, place, rue, via, Strasse, Platz). (Note: The translation of such terms can be derived via the Internet.) Query author for preference of English or non-English address terms.

When the plural form of an address designator is used, do not abbreviate it (eg, Broadway and Spring streets). When a street number is not given, do not abbreviate (eg, National Hospital for Neurology and Neurosurgery, Queen Square, London WC1N 3BG, England).

Do not abbreviate room, department (except in references; see 3.13.2, References, Special Print Materials, Government or Agency Bulletins), or division.

Do not use periods or commas with N, S, E, W, or their combinations.

There may be exceptions to these rules. For example, “One IBM Plaza,” “One Magnificent Mile,” and “One Gustave L. Levy Place” are not only addresses but also proper names of buildings or office centers. In these cases it is appropriate to spell out address numbers that accompany designators such as “Place.” In such cases, the editor or author should use common sense and verify unusual addresses.

Note: Use email addresses exactly as given. (See also 2.10.4, Manuscript Preparation, Acknowledgment Section, Correspondence Address, and 10.3.9, Capitalization, Proper Nouns, Official Names.)

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