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Upper Duval vs. Lower Duval

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Runaway Bay, Jamaica
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Upper Duval vs. Lower Duval

Hi!

Question...

When folks refer to 'upper Duval St.' and 'lower Duval St.' is this a reference to one end of Duval vs. the other? If so, then is 'lower' Duval literally the lower number address ... and then 'upper' Duval would be the higher number addresses on Duval?

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1. Re: Upper Duval vs. Lower Duval

Yes

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2. Re: Upper Duval vs. Lower Duval

I used to think it meant north versus south, as north is "up" on a map

was I the only one?

so-

Lower Duval = lower address numbers

Edited: 29 April 2011, 07:42
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3. Re: Upper Duval vs. Lower Duval

Orion, you are not the only one. It's hard for me to call the north end of Duval, the "lower end".

I get the address number thing but still, going north means going "up" to me. I live in Iowa and when we go north to our cabin near Wisconsin, we say we are going UP to the cabin.

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4. Re: Upper Duval vs. Lower Duval

What would you do for east and west then? Left and right? lol

Part of the problem with the North South thing and Duval street is Duval doesn't run North to South. It runs more North west to south east. So lower and upper works no matter witch direction a street runs.

PJ

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5. Re: Upper Duval vs. Lower Duval

(((((((((((((((((((Smooch!)))))))))))))))))))

Thank you for the confirmation...

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6. Re: Upper Duval vs. Lower Duval

This is how I see it.

You have to go down South on Duval to get to upper Duval and you have to go up North on Duval to lower Duval.

Hope that clears it up !

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7. Re: Upper Duval vs. Lower Duval

I knew about the numbers, but it always seemed to me that the high point (elevation) of Duval was at about Truman. From Truman north went down hill from there and to me that's why it's lower Duval as it's lower. (I have no explanation for Duval from Truman south to the Ocean LOL )

Edited: 29 April 2011, 19:59
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8. Re: Upper Duval vs. Lower Duval

Well, people say "up the Keys" when they are going East. ?????? :)

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9. Re: Upper Duval vs. Lower Duval

PJ, you are correct, Duval runs at an angle but if you kept going off the tip of Duval at Ocean Key you would end UP in New Orleans ( or nearby) and if you went the other direction you would end DOWN in Cuba.:-)

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10. Re: Upper Duval vs. Lower Duval

PJ's an elevator salesman. He knows his ups and downs. :-)