[PW] Opp abbreviation

Chris Corston cfcorston at ns.sympatico.ca
Sun May 31 13:46:46 PDT 2020


I would say it's "Opposite" - as in across the street from R.H. White 
Co. According to Wikipedia, R.H White was a Boston department store, so 
presumably everyone knew that landmark at the time.

https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/R._H._White


Chris Corston

Dartmouth Nova Scotia


On 5/31/2020 5:26 PM, Ivan Van Laningham wrote:
> Hi All--
> I have a (linen) postcard from most likely the 1940s (late 30s and early
> 50s are quite a bit less likely dates).  It's for the "New Adams House
> Restaurant' in Boston; on the back, it gives the address, followed by,
>
>    "OPP. R.H. White Co."
>
> I had initially thought it might have something to do with a proprietor,
> but that won't work, as it refers to R. H. White Company instead of R.H.
> White.  Then I thought perhaps something to do with being "operated by," as
> in "operated by the R.H. White Company," but OPP just didn't seem like an
> abbreviation I'd choose.
>
> Suggestions?
>
> Metta,
> Ivan


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