A street is a public thoroughfare in a built environment. It is a public parcel of land adjoining buildings in an urban context, on which people may freely assemble, interact, and move about. A street can be as simple as a level patch of dirt, but is more often paved with a hard, durable surface such as tarmac, concrete, cobblestone or brick. Portions may also be smoothed with asphalt, embedded with rails, or otherwise prepared to accommodate non-pedestrian traffic.

Originally, the word street simply meant a paved road (Latin: via strata). The word street is still sometimes used informally as a synonym for road, for example in connection with the ancient Watling Street, but city residents and urban planners draw a crucial modern distinction: a road's main function is transportation, while streets facilitate public interaction. Examples of streets include pedestrian streets, alleys, and city-centre streets too crowded for road vehicles to pass. Conversely, highways and motorways are types of roads, but few would refer to them as streets.

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Britons! Your country needs you / Printed by Saunders & Cullingham, 2 & 3 Burgon Street, Carter Lane, London, E.C.

Britons! Your country needs you / Printed by Saunders & Cullingham, 2 ...

Poster showing map of British Isles behind text. Poster no. 23. Wt. 8936. 50M. 1632/12/14. Title from item.

I.K. Inha, Helsinki d2005_132_640

I.K. Inha, Helsinki d2005_132_640

Tallberg Building on Aleksanterinkatu. / Tallbergin talo Alkesanterinkadulla..I.K. Inha.1908.Helsinki.Glass negative / lasinegatiivi.Accession Number / diaarinumero: d_2005_132_640.The Finnish Museum of Photogr... More

Towel (tenugui) with Pattern of Dancers and Street Scene with Inscription in Dark Brown on a White Ground
Tobias tells Tobit of a dead man in the street, Tobit leaves the banquet and buries the dead in secret
Sixteenth Street Baptist Church, Birmingham, Alabama

Sixteenth Street Baptist Church, Birmingham, Alabama

The Sixteenth Street Baptist Church was organized in 1873 as the First Colored Baptist Church of Birmingham. In 1880, the church came to this site on 16th Street and 6th Avenue North. During the Civil Rights Mo... More

Sixteenth Street Baptist Church, Birmingham, Alabama

Sixteenth Street Baptist Church, Birmingham, Alabama

The Sixteenth Street Baptist Church was organized in 1873 as the First Colored Baptist Church of Birmingham. In 1880, the church came to this site on 16th Street and 6th Avenue North. During the Civil Rights Mo... More

16th Street, Denver / Hawkins Denver., Colorado 19th century sterescope card.

16th Street, Denver / Hawkins Denver., Colorado 19th century sterescop...

Stereograph showing men and wagon posed in front of shop "Colorado Curiosities," perhaps a taxidermist. Title from item.

Sixteenth Street Baptist Church, Birmingham, Alabama, key meeting place during civil rights movement and site of 1963 bombing, designated as National Historic Landmark

Sixteenth Street Baptist Church, Birmingham, Alabama, key meeting plac...

Photographs Documenting the Secretary's Activities, and Agency Officials, Events, Programs, and Managed Sites

Sixteenth Street Baptist Church, Birmingham, Alabama

Sixteenth Street Baptist Church, Birmingham, Alabama

The Sixteenth Street Baptist Church was organized in 1873 as the First Colored Baptist Church of Birmingham. In 1880, the church came to this site on 16th Street and 6th Avenue North. During the Civil Rights Mo... More

Sixteenth Street Baptist Church, Birmingham, Alabama
Sixteenth Street Baptist Church, Birmingham, Alabama
Sixteenth Street Baptist Church, Birmingham, Alabama

Sixteenth Street Baptist Church, Birmingham, Alabama

The Sixteenth Street Baptist Church was organized in 1873 as the First Colored Baptist Church of Birmingham. In 1880, the church came to this site on 16th Street and 6th Avenue North. During the Civil Rights Mo... More

Street characters in the mile-long 16th Street mainly pedestrian mall in downtown Denver, Colorado. (Free city buses, horse-drawn jitneys, and bicycles, and an occasional individual horse, are allowed)

Street characters in the mile-long 16th Street mainly pedestrian mall ...

Title, date and keywords based on information provided by the photographer. Gift; Carol M. Highsmith Photography, Inc.; 2017; (DLC/PP-2002:038-13). Forms part of: Gates Frontiers Fund Colorado Collection within... More

Sixteenth Street Baptist Church, Birmingham, Alabama

Sixteenth Street Baptist Church, Birmingham, Alabama

The Sixteenth Street Baptist Church was organized in 1873 as the First Colored Baptist Church of Birmingham. In 1880, the church came to this site on 16th Street and 6th Avenue North. During the Civil Rights Mo... More

Design for a Fountain at a Street Corner Decorated with Putti Heads, a Coat of Arm and a Gargoyle Head on the Top
Sixteenth Street Baptist Church, Birmingham, Alabama

Sixteenth Street Baptist Church, Birmingham, Alabama

The Sixteenth Street Baptist Church was organized in 1873 as the First Colored Baptist Church of Birmingham. In 1880, the church came to this site on 16th Street and 6th Avenue North. During the Civil Rights Mo... More

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Sixteenth Street Baptist Church, Birmingham, Alabama

Sixteenth Street Baptist Church, Birmingham, Alabama

The Sixteenth Street Baptist Church was organized in 1873 as the First Colored Baptist Church of Birmingham. In 1880, the church came to this site on 16th Street and 6th Avenue North. During the Civil Rights Mo... More

1520 Thirty-Third Street, Northwest (House), Washington, District of Columbia, DC
1516-1520 Larimer Street (Commercial Building), Denver, Denver County, CO
Village Street, cattle, sheep and herdsman in the foreground from Praediorum villarum et rusticarum casularum icones elenoantissimae ad vivum in apre deformatae
Village Street, hay stacked in front of a farm from Praediorum villarum et rusticarum casularum icones elenoantissimae ad vivum in apre deformatae

Village Street, hay stacked in front of a farm from Praediorum villaru...

Johannes van Doetecum the elder (Netherlandish, active 1554–ca. 1600, died 1605)

Street Show, Kano Motonobu

Street Show, Kano Motonobu

Kano Motonobu (Japan, ca. 1476–1559)

Gezicht op Regent Street, Londen vanaf Picadilly Circus
Aegidius Sadeler II - Village Street with Two Carts
Family Group Kneeling Before a Street Shrine
Alfred Stieglitz - The Street, Fifth Avenue
Street musician, 16th century
Alderney street
A man and woman speaking on the street
Street Scenes in Kyoto, scroll painting
Hishikawa Moronobu - Street Scene in Yoshiwara
Broadway at 42nd Street, New York

Broadway at 42nd Street, New York

Charles Magnus & Company (New York, NY)

A grotesque figure representing a street musician(?) with a mouse (lizard?) on his nose and a bird on his head
[Street with Lamp Post and Wine Shop]
Family Group Kneeling Before a Street Shrine

Family Group Kneeling Before a Street Shrine

Ventura Salimbeni (Italian, Siena 1568–1613 Siena)

Allegory of Justice depicting a street scene with a shepherd giving a sheet of paper to a judge at left, who rejects it, from Thronus Justitiae, tredecim pulcherrimus tabulis..., plate 11
Charlotte Forten Grimke House, 1608 R Street Northwest, Washington, District of Columbia, DC
Conversation in the Street, Adriaen van Ostade

Conversation in the Street, Adriaen van Ostade

Adriaen van Ostade (Dutch, Haarlem 1610–1685 Haarlem)

Conversation in the Street, Adriaen van Ostade

Conversation in the Street, Adriaen van Ostade

After Adriaen van Ostade (Dutch, Haarlem 1610–1685 Haarlem)

Hishikawa Moronobu - Street Scene in the Yoshiwara

Hishikawa Moronobu - Street Scene in the Yoshiwara

Hishikawa Moronobu (Japanese, died 1694) Edo period (1615–1868)

Dancers of Tachibana Street, Torii Kiyonaga

Dancers of Tachibana Street, Torii Kiyonaga

Torii Kiyonaga (Japanese, 1752–1815) Edo period (1615–1868)

Street Scenes in Kyoto, scroll painting
Skyline Urban Renewal Area, 1622-1632 Arapahoe Street (Commercial Buildings), 1622-1632 Arapahoe Street, Denver, Denver County, CO
Engine Company Number Nine, Firehouse, 1624 U Street Northwest, Washington, District of Columbia, DC
Aegidius Sadeler II - Village Street with Two Carts

Aegidius Sadeler II - Village Street with Two Carts

Aegidius Sadeler II (Netherlandish, Antwerp 1568–1629 Prague)

Rocky Mountain Arsenal, Water Tower, 1230 feet South of December Seventh Avenue; 1640 feet East of D Street, Commerce City, Adams County, CO
Hishikawa Moronobu - Street scene in the Yoshiwara

Hishikawa Moronobu - Street scene in the Yoshiwara

The customers, one with his face hidden beneath a straw hat, view the women who are exhibited in barred rooms (harimise}; the man sitting inside is an assistant (gyū) who helps select a woman. Hishikawa Moronob... More

[Street scene in İzmir, Turkey]

[Street scene in İzmir, Turkey]

Illus. in: Thesaurus exoticurum / Everhardo Gvernero Happelio. Hamburg : T. von Wiering ..., 1688, section 2, p. 205.

Exterior Doorway from One West Broad Street,
Savannah, Georgia
Inrō with Street Festival (obverse); People Watching a Puppet Show (reverse)

Inrō with Street Festival (obverse); People Watching a Puppet Show (re...

Tatsuke Takamasu (Japanese, active second half of the 18th century) Edo period (1615–1868)

Street Scene with a Palace Facade and an Arcade
Bloomsbury, Outbuilding, 1707 Lyttleton Street, Camden, Kershaw County, SC
Street Scene with a Palace Facade and an Arcade
Drawing for the Street Elevation of a Town House

Drawing for the Street Elevation of a Town House

Andreas Schneidmann (German, 1698–1759)

Treasury House, 10 Downing Street, London: Plan of the End Room Below (Northwest Corner Room, First Floor)

Treasury House, 10 Downing Street, London: Plan of the End Room Below ...

Isaac Ware (British, before 1704–1766 Hampstead)

Treasury House, 10 Downing Street, London: Plan of the Great Middle Room (Sir Robert Walpole's Levee Room, Northwest Corner, First Floor)

Treasury House, 10 Downing Street, London: Plan of the Great Middle Ro...

Isaac Ware (British, before 1704–1766 Hampstead)

Treasury House, 10 Downing Street, London: Plan of the First-floor Parlor (Northeast Corner Room)

Treasury House, 10 Downing Street, London: Plan of the First-floor Par...

Isaac Ware (British, before 1704–1766 Hampstead)

Treasury House, 10 Downing Street, London: Plan of Sir Robert Walpole's Dressing Room (Middle Room, West Front, First Floor)

Treasury House, 10 Downing Street, London: Plan of Sir Robert Walpole'...

Isaac Ware (British, before 1704–1766 Hampstead)

General Novelty Store, 1734 Lawrence Street, Denver, Denver County, CO
Design for a Fountain at a Street Corner Decorated with Putti Heads, a Coat of Arm and a Gargoyle Head on the Top
Drawings for a Chimney-piece for 25 Harley Street, Westminster, London

Drawings for a Chimney-piece for 25 Harley Street, Westminster, London

Sir William Chambers (British (born Sweden), Göteborg 1723–1796 London)

Edme Bouchardon - Street vendor, 18th century, Mennecy porcelain
Street vendor, 18th century, Capodimonte porcelain factory
Edme Bouchardon - Street vendor, 18th century, Mennecy porcelain
"Polis, vaktkontor". "Alla svin äro svarta i mörkret". En konstapel griper en berusad man utanför en krog. Tuschteckning av Fritz von Dardel.

"Polis, vaktkontor". "Alla svin äro svarta i mörkret". En konstapel gr...

"Polis, vaktkontor". "Alla svin äro svarta i mörkret". En konstapel griper en berusad man utanför en krog. Tuschteckning av Fritz von Dardel.

祭蒔絵印籠|Inrō with Street Festival (obverse); People Watching a Puppet Show (reverse)
William Hogarth - Beer Street, 18th century

William Hogarth - Beer Street, 18th century

William Hogarth (British, London 1697–1764 London)

William Hogarth - Beer Street, 18th century

William Hogarth - Beer Street, 18th century

William Hogarth (British, London 1697–1764 London)

William Hogarth - Beer Street, 18th century

William Hogarth - Beer Street, 18th century

William Hogarth (British, London 1697–1764 London)

Design for Ceiling, either for 13 Berners Street, Westminster, London, or Whitton Park, Middlesex

Design for Ceiling, either for 13 Berners Street, Westminster, London,...

Sir William Chambers (British (born Sweden), Göteborg 1723–1796 London)

Street sweeper, 18th century, Ludwigsburg porcelain manufactory

Street sweeper, 18th century, Ludwigsburg porcelain manufactory

Ludwigsburg Porcelain Manufactory (German, 1758–1824)

Design for Ceiling of Ladies' Dressing Room at the Pantheon, Oxford Street, London

Design for Ceiling of Ladies' Dressing Room at the Pantheon, Oxford St...

James Wyatt (British, Weeford, Stafforshire 1746–1813 near Marlborough, Wiltshire)

The massacre perpetrated in King Street Boston on March 5th 1770, ...

The massacre perpetrated in King Street Boston on March 5th 1770, ...

Print shows British troops firing on citizens in Boston. Title from item. Caption continues: in which Messrs Saml. Gray, Saml. Maverick, James Caldwell, Crispus Attucks, Patrick Carr were killed, six other woun... More

Townscape with a Walled Street and Distant Villa (Smaller Italian Sketchbook, leaf 7 recto)
New York, May 11, 1774. The mechanicks of this city are requested to meet, this evening, at 7 o'clock, at the house of David Philipse, in Horse and Cart street, on business of the utmost importance. [New York: Printed by John Holt, 1774].

New York, May 11, 1774. The mechanicks of this city are requested to m...

Evans 13490.; On verso: S; May 11, 1774. Available also through the Library of Congress web site in two forms: as facsimile page images and as full text in SGML. Printed Ephemera Collection; Portfolio 106, Folder 5a.

Recantations of Robert Hooper, John Pedrick, Robert Hooper, Jun, George M’Call, Richard Reed and Henry Sanders In Committee of Sayety. Cambridge, May 4, 1775 … Printed and sold in Queen Street [1775].

Recantations of Robert Hooper, John Pedrick, Robert Hooper, Jun, Georg...

Photographic reproduction.; Not in Evans.; Stamped on verso: Mss Division.; On verso: Ac. 373. Available also through the Library of Congress web site in two forms: as facsimile page images and as full text in ... More

Letter to Francis Street, Philadelphia
Philadelphia, May 6th, 1776. Lately printed, published and now selling by Robert Bell, in Third Street (Price three dollars. The military guide for young officers ... By Thomas Simes ... [Philadelphia: Printed by Robert Bell, 1776].
Philadelphia, May 6th, 1776. Just printed, published and now selling by R. Bell. in Third Street (Price ten shillings neatly bound) The diseases incident to armies. With the method of cure. Tr. from the original of Baron Van Swieten ... [Philade
The American crisis (No. 1) By the author of Common sense. [Boston] Sold opposite the court house Queen Street [1776].

The American crisis (No. 1) By the author of Common sense. [Boston] So...

Positive Photostat.; Not in Evans.; Title.; Stamped on verso: 595. Available also through the Library of Congress web site in two forms: as facsimile page images and as full text in SGML. 2 duplicate copies Pri... More

Philadelphia, May 6th, 1776. Just printed, published and now selling by R. Bell. in Third Street (Price ten shillings neatly bound) The diseases incident to armies. With the method of cure. Tr. from the original of Baron Van Swieten ... [Philade
Philadelphia, May 6th, 1776. Lately printed, published and now selling by Robert Bell, in Third Street (Price three dollars. The military guide for young officers ... By Thomas Simes ... [Philadelphia: Printed by Robert Bell, 1776].
Cornelis Ploos van Amstel - Village Street Scene with a Church

Cornelis Ploos van Amstel - Village Street Scene with a Church

Cornelis Ploos van Amstel (Dutch, 1726–1798)

Amusement for John Bull & his cousin Paddy, or, the gambols of the American buffalo, in St. James's Street, British Cartoon Print

Amusement for John Bull & his cousin Paddy, or, the gambols of the Ame...

Print shows several ministers helping themselves to fishes and loaves that have spilled from a fishwife's basket which was upset by a rampaging "American Buffalo"; among those depicted are the Duke of Portland,... More

Three Geishas of Tachibana Street in Their Room

Three Geishas of Tachibana Street in Their Room

Torii Kiyonaga (Japanese, 1752–1815) Edo period (1615–1868)

The Fall of Dagon_Or Rare News For Leadenhall Street. Georgian era 1714 - 1737

The Fall of Dagon_Or Rare News For Leadenhall Street. Georgian era 171...

Thomas Rowlandson (British, London 1757–1827 London)

--Cater ... an amateur of music well known at the Queen's Arms concert in Newgate Street / J.N. 1784 ; etched by J. Nixon.

--Cater ... an amateur of music well known at the Queen's Arms concert...

Print shows an elderly man sitting on a bench, holding a violin, with a music stand in front of him.

Lately re-printed, and to be sold by Joseph Chukshank, on the North-Side of Market Street, between Second and third Streets, Philadelphia, an account of the life of that ancient servant of Jesus Christ, John Richardson, giving a r elation of man

Lately re-printed, and to be sold by Joseph Chukshank, on the North-Si...

Imprint 3.; Not in Evans. Available also through the Library of Congress web site in two forms: as facsimile page images and as full text in SGML. Printed Ephemera Collection; Portfolio 146, Folder 24.

The Surprising Irish Giant of St. James's Street

The Surprising Irish Giant of St. James's Street

Thomas Rowlandson (British, London 1757–1827 London)

Geisha of the Tachibana Street, Torii Kiyonaga

Geisha of the Tachibana Street, Torii Kiyonaga

Torii Kiyonaga (Japanese, 1752–1815) Edo period (1615–1868)

Street walkers / RST ; etch'd by B. Smith., British Cartoon Print

Street walkers / RST ; etch'd by B. Smith., British Cartoon Print

Cartoon shows a well dressed man wearing large hat, possibly George Hanger, walking at the corner of Bond Street and Piccadilly, there he meets the gaze of a fashionably dressed young woman, a prostitute(?), al... More

Walking Up the High Street, Edinburgh (Picturesque Beauties of Boswell, Part the First)

Walking Up the High Street, Edinburgh (Picturesque Beauties of Boswell...

Thomas Rowlandson (British, London 1757–1827 London)

A Draught of ten lots of ground in the northern liberties of the city of Philadelphia, surveyed the 28th August 1787, beginning at a bridge on the old York Road, N. 2⁰. W. 36 3/4 perches up said road to a corner of Beech Street, thence up said street N. 85⁰. W. 27 perches to a corner of land formerly Edward Roberts'; thence by said land S. 1⁰. E. 45 perches to Peggs Run, thence down said run, N. 78⁰. E. 28 perches to the place of beginning.

A Draught of ten lots of ground in the northern liberties of the city ...

Scale ca. 1:650. Manuscript, pen-and-ink and watercolor. Mounted on cloth and paper backing with reinforced edges. Imperfect: Margin deteriorated and torn. Cadastral map. Includes "Annexed coloured plan," ca. 1... More

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