A month ago, Philly Reddit had a problem.
“Is there an easy way to remember the order of East-West [directional] streets in different parts of the city? Like an anagram our sentence that they all spell out?” user TeeHomes asked. “I seem to have a severe mental block on remembering them.”
Those streets run thusly:
Arch, Market, Chestnut, Sansom, Walnut, Locust, Spruce, Pine, Lombard, South.
Reddit user bierdimpfe was quick with this answer:
“A Man Could Simply Wander, Looking (at) Street-signs (to) Properly Learn (the) Streets.”
We at Billy Penn were pretty taken by the mnemonic, and our crack designer Jayna Wallace took a shot at turning it into a graphic. We think it turned out great, and are thrilled to share it here.
— Chris Krewson, editor