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  1. All major streets in Salt Lake City are numerical grid and originate from Temple Square in downtown Salt Lake City.

    For example, each block progressing south of Temple Square are numbered in the hundreds. So, the street (which runs east to west) but which is three blocks south of Temple Square is "300 South". There are a few exceptions to this. For example, the street (running east and west) which is immediately south of Temple Square is called "South Temple". The word "South" in this street has little to do with direction and is actually part of the name of the street. The same applies to "West Temple" and "North Temple". There is no "East Temple" street (this street is called Main Street).

    It is also common for streets to be referred to their ordinal number, not the full number. For example:

    4500 South = 45th South
    300 East = 3rd East

    Another example is a Bohemian/Artistic district called "9th and 9th", which is located at 900 South and 900 East.

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