question on 1910 census #general

David Laskin

I have found my ancestors on the 1910 census -- they lived in a building at 195
Madison Street on New York's Lower East Side. The building had 16 units, numbered on
the census >from 277 to 292. My family was #282. My question is: did census takers
start at the bottom of apartment buildings and work their way up, numbering units
consecutively as they ascended? If so, that would have put my family on the second
floor of that tenement house. If anyone has wisdom on this subject, I'd love to hear
from you. Thanks.
David Laskin,
Seattle, WA

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