Originally Posted by tim_bessell
Yes, bringing back memories.... Only larger communities, e.g., NYC, had numbers, which were eventually incorporated into ZIP codes.
Growing up, my home address was "Brooklyn, 15, New York". Spending Summers in rural Illinois, folks there would not know what to make of that "15".
I also used telephones before area codes were invented
In fact, living in a small town 30 miles north of NYC in the 1960's (hmm, that's fifty years ago:o), I could still dial the neighbor using only four digits.