I tried this question in the NY group, but no takers so trying again here in the open forum.
This may be a rookie question, but.. While tracking down
some folks in the 1915 - 1917 NYC Directories I noticed a convention I
need some clarification on.
Two examples from the directory:
Anna h408 E137th
Francis J r226 E 27th
What do the "h" and
"r" signify before the address? Is "h" head of household or a home owner
and "r" a renter? Something else?
Not sure knowing is even
important to the search, but every little bit of understanding helps.