FIRST - Telephone Exchange in Portland, Oregon
Posted by: Groundspeak Premium Member Rose Red
N 45° 31.345 W 122° 40.280
10T E 525667 N 5041039
Quick Description: On this site, August 2, 1878, at No. 3 First Avenue, Portland's FIRST Telephone Exchange began operations in a back room of the Western Union building, serving 32 customers.
Location: Oregon, United States
Date Posted: 7/17/2006 5:23:58 PM
Waymark Code: WMHM0
Published By: Groundspeak Premium Member silverquill
Views: 53

Long Description:


On this site, August 2, 1878, at No. 3 First Avenue, Portland's FIRST Telephone Exchange began operations in a back room of the Western Union building. The American Telephone and District Telegraph Company's pioneer switchboard served 32 customers. Five operators handled all calls. There is also a plaque on the Packer-Scott building across the street (see Gallery).

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Date of FIRST: 08/02/1878

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