So do Smith St and Wesson St meet:

  • "at the corner of Smith & Wesson Streets"; or
  • "at the corner of Smith & Wesson streets"?

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In British English, it does survive. In fact, the properness of Street generally precludes the treatment you propose.

An accident at the junction of Queen Elizabeth Street and Tooley Street.

One might possibly hear “Queen Elizabeth and Tooley Streets,” perhaps in a radio traffic report, but since that’s spoken any capitalisation is unclear. We don’t write it that way.

  • Ditto in the US
    – bib
    Feb 27, 2014 at 12:14
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    @bib Is "At the corner of Smith & Wesson" acceptable in the OP's case? British English doesn't do that at all.
    – Andrew Leach
    Feb 27, 2014 at 12:17
  • Using Streets would be fine. Often the proper names are used and the Street or Avenue is simple dropped, as in the intersection of Hollywood and Vine.
    – bib
    Feb 27, 2014 at 12:35

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