On many homes in Greensboro, it is really hard to figure out the street address. We learned this fact when touring neighborhoods to find homes to feature in Greensboro Daily Photo posts. As a matter of fact, for the house we featured yesterday, the street adress was not readily apparent. However, the above house, just down the street on Country Club Drive, features their street address prominently. It is painted into the walkway- visitible even from the air! Notice,also, the small, brass 710 plaque on the brick column on the right. If you were 911, which number do you think you would see first?
Years ago, teenagers would come around and stencil your house number on your steps or curb so that it would be readily availabe from the street. Usually, homeoners would provide a dollar or two for this service. Perhaps it is time to bring back these roving entrepreneurs. They could save lives! Walk around your street; look to the left; look to the right; look across the street; look at your own house; and help get everyone "emergency" ready.... Finding your house for a dinner party would be gravy!