Industrial District, E Marginal Way at Diagonal Ave S

183) Listen, this is obviously a very fine mailbox and I’m sure it has many fine qualities that I could discuss, but there’s another factor in today’s entry that I find — dare I say? — even more interesting. I’ll call your attention to the cross street, specifically Diagonal Ave S. This is one of those supremely awesome street names that reveals that sometimes the city planners just come up dry. There they were, assigning names to streets in the area — Marginal, Hudson, Dawson — and they probably thought they were all done for the day, when someone said “hey, what about this street that runs at a diagonal?” (And yes, I just made that up. As far as I know, it may have been named after the intrepid explorer Winston J. Diagonal. Which is another thing I just made up.)

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