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    Street without number

    Hi! Is there something similar in English as a phrase in my language? The phrase literally means 'without number', and is frequently used in addresses of well-known institutions. It indicates that the institution is so easily identifiable on a given street that there is no need to use a number.
    Here is an example:
    University Goce Delcev
    Str. Krste Misirkov b.b.
    8410 London

    This b.b. is bez broj = without number.


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    #2

    Re: Street without number

    Not in the UK.

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    #3

    Re: Street without number

    I have never heard of such a phrase. (The White House is a well-known institution, but it has a street address: 1600 Pennsylvania Avenue.)


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    #4

    Re: Street without number

    It's common here in Brazil.

    Avenida São Pedro, S/N

    word-for-word translation from Portuguese:
    St Peter Avenue, N/N

    S/N = sem número = no number.

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