SECTION 1. The numbering of all houses fronting on public streets in the City of St. Louis shall be in conformity to the following rules, viz: 1st. The odd numbers shall apply to the north and west sides of the streets, and the even numbers shall apply to the south and east sides of the streets. 2d. On all streets running in a northwardly and southwaredly direction, the numbering shall commence with number one at Market street, and shall increase north and south at the rate of one hundred numbers for each block, as nearly as the varying series of streets will admit of, thus: Arsenal street, Arrow street, Chouteau avenue, Market street, Franklin avenue, Cass avenue, Spring street, Salisbury street, and their continuatins east and west; shall be rectified lines of uniformity in numbering north and south. 3d. On all streets running in a westwardly direction the numbering shall commence at the wharf, and shall increase going westwardly at the rate of one hundred numbers for each block, as near as the varying series of streets will admit of thus. The wharf, Third street, Ninth street, Fourteenth street, Jefferson avenue, Grand avenue, and their connections northwardly and southwardly, shall be rectified lines of uniformity in numbering westwardly. 4th. The general rule shall be that one hundred numbers shall represent each block going westwardly from the wharf, and a like number for each block north and south of Market.
SECTION 2. The City Engineer shall establish all house numbers, and shall allow one number for about twenty feet of vacant ground, and he shall furnish all owners of houses with the information necessary for them in placing their numbers on their houses, and all numbering shall be done strictly in conformity with the directions of the City Engineer, who shall, when required, give a certificate of property applicable to any house.
SECTION 3. All personal owning or occupying houses are hereby required to number their houses in conformity with the provisions of this ordinance, and any person who shall number or attempt to number a house otherwise than in conformity with the provisions of this ordinance shall be deemed guilty of a misdemeaner, and upon conviction, shall be fined not less than five nor more than fifty dollars for every offense.
SECTION 4. The City Engineer is hereby authorized to advertise in the usual manner for proposals, and to enter into contract with the lowest and best bidder, for the numbering of all houses in the city. And the sum of two thousand dollars, or so much thereof as may be necessary, is hereby appropriated to pay for the same, payable out of the contingent fund.
SECTION 5. All ordinances and parts of ordinances, so far as they may conflict with the provisions of this ordinance are hereby repealed.
APPROVED, December 18th, 1866.
The following is the ordinance amendatory of the above ordinance as passed at a meeting of the City Council.
WHEREAS, The numbering of houses fronting upon the public streets of the city of St. Louis has been commenced and prosecuted upon a uniform plan, and
WHEREAS, It is desirable that said numbering should be fully completed; therefore, be it ordained by the City Council of the city of St. Louis, as follows:
SECTION 1. Section 4 of Ordinance No. 5,701 entitled, "An ordinance to provide for and regulate the numbering of houses fronting on public streets." is hereby so amended as to read as follows, viz:
SECTION 4. The City Engineer is hereby authorized to advertise in the usual manner for proposals, and to enter into contract with the lowest and best bidder for the numbering of all houses in this city, and the sum of four thousand five hundred dollars, or so much thereof as may be necessary, is hereby appropriated to pay for the same, payable out of the contingent fund.