Tuesday, May 7, 2013

Famous Addresses

Everyone recognizes 221 B Baker Street.  It's Sherlock Holmes' address!  There are LOTS of addresses we recognize, both real and not.  Holmes' address is unique in the fact that it actually exists, despite being "fictional."  Here are just a few other addresses that are instantly recognizable.

1600 Pennsylvania Ave.

Probably the most well known address in America.  The first president to live in the White House was John Adams.  In 1814, it was burned during the War of 1812 by the British, but was quickly renovated and the president was able to reside in it again in 1817.

4 Privet Dr.

Anyone one who knows even the slightest anything about Harry Potter knows that throughout his youth he stayed at Privet Dr. with his aunt and uncle (who hated him.)  And while we loathed the place as much as he did, the story just wouldn't be the same were he not to return there each book.  This is also another address that exists in real life.

10 Downing St.

Like the White House in America, Downing street is notorious for the Prime Minister's house, in Britain.  Built in the late 1600s, it's currently a house that has about 100 rooms in it, including a private residence.

112 1/2 Beacon St.

Does everyone know your name?  Well, if you went to the Cheers bar they would.  The show ran for more than ten years and incurred two spin offs, one of which (Frasier), ran for another 10 years, all on its own.

30 Rockefeller Plaza

A more modern address, this is the address of NBC studios, which spun the show 30 Rock.  Because of this address, we were all treated to the hilariousness that is Tina Fey.

These are just some of the most recognizable places.  What address do you know that aren't listed here?  Let us know!!


  1. Wow, I've watched all of Cheers and I don't recall ever hearing the address. The more you know!

    1. I've been to the real thing! When I was... something like twelve or thirteen years old? So I couldn't have a beer or anything, but it's a pretty neat place anyway. The real-life address is 84 Beacon Street, but on the show it's 112 1/2. Weird.

    2. I wonder if it's actually one of those things they tell you, or if it's like one of those things that fans just know. I wonder.

      Also, I've noticed that a lot of American TV show will pick non-existent addresses. Not really sure why, but yes. The bar that the show is based off of is on 84 Beacon St.