Based on the European method, which is generally sequential with odds on one side starting at 1, and evens on the other side starting at 2.
Presumably across most of the USA you don’t get any street numbers below 100, right? Whereas in the UK I would say that the large majority of street numbers are below 100 - certainly numbers above 1000 are extremely rare and only found on roads that keep the same name for a very long distance.
Of course we have street numbers below 100. Why would you think otherwise? They have to start somewhere. Even and odd on opposite sides is typical as well.
Downtown Santa Barbara, for example, is split by State Street. The streets that cross it have the same name but are either East or West. So one side will start with 1 East Anapamu and continue up and the other with 1 West Anapamu. The North and South running streets end at the Pacific Ocean and start from there in the single digits.
Not where I have lived. The short dead end street where I lived started with 118 and 123 and got down at the end to 185. This was how things were numbered. Where I live now is a short street which starts with 3000. It is very common to start numbering with 100 and increment by 100 every block.
Looking at my home town on Zillow. I will have to say you are correct. The streets to the north of my street have numbers from 1-99. But where my street would extend there is instead a park. I thought those houses were the 200 block.
The Wikipedia article on Pennsylvania Avenue says that it was one of the first streets laid out in the Federal District and pre-dates the construction of the White House. There is mention of it by name in 1791.
There’s also ‘vanity’ addresses. Like in downtown Columbus, you have 1, 2 and 3 Nationwide Plaza. Oakland has 1 Kaiser Plaza. (For Nationwide Insurance and Kaiser Permanente) I’m sure there’s a lot more of those, those two just came to mind.
The vast majority of American cities, and virtually all of them outside New England, use a cartesian addressing system in which there’s a baseline from which all addresses are counted based on distance. So Chicago will have, at the corner of State and Madison, 1 N. State across the street from 2 N. State, and 1 W. Madison across the street from 2 W. Madison.
There’s a lot of local variation, of course, so some cities may be missing their low addresses. The blocks near the river may be missing for some reason, for instance. Suburbs of big cities (or those with countywide addressing systems) may begin their addresses somewhere in the thousands, while other towns may have let developers ignore the town’s overall scheme and sell picturesque houses addressed as “15 Honeysuckle Lane.”
In Washington Post–speak, the block with numbers below 100 is called “the unit block,” but other newspapers in other cities may say the suspect lived on “the first block” of Spruce St.
L.A. has no addresses below 100, except for about three exceptions. Olvera Street, Chester Place – which is really just part of Mount Saint Mary’s DTLA campus, and Venice. I don’t know how Venice escaped assimilation when it was annexed in the early 1920s, but they somehow managed it. There are 1 and 2 figure house numbers starting at the beach and ending at Pacific Avenue, one block inland. East of there the blandness of five digit addresses in nearly all east-and-west streets, typical of the Westside, takes over.
I grew up in “lane”–it truly is one, but the addresses are all in the 9000s.