New Dialing Exchange at Southern Bell

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Title

New Dialing Exchange at Southern Bell

Alternative Title

Southern Bell Dialing Exchange

Subject

Sanford (Fla.)
Telephone--United States
Southern Bell Telephone and Telegraph Company

Description

The Southern Bell Telephone and Telegraph Company's new dialing exchange in Sanford, Florida, in the late 1950s. Southern Bell was originally part of the Bell Telephone Company, founded on July 9, 1877, in Boston, Massachusetts. Southern Bell, formerly called the Atlanta Telephonic Exchange, became a separate entity on December 20, 1879 in Atlanta, Georgia. The company was established to serve Georgia, Florida, North Carolina, South Carolina, parts of West Virginia, Alabama, Kentucky, Louisiana, Mississippi, and Tennessee. In 1917, operations for West Virginia were taken over by the Chesapeake and Potomac Telephone Company of West Virginia. On December 20, 1967, Southern Bell formed South Central Bell Telephone to operate in Alabama, Kentucky, Louisiana, Mississippi, and Tennessee. Although originally incorporated in New York, Southern Bell was reincorporated in Georgia as SBT&T Company in 1983. As of 2013, the company was absorbed into BellSouth Telecommunications and is headquartered in Atlanta.

Abstract

New Dialing Exchange at Southern Bell.

Source

Original black and white photograph: Greater Sanford Regional Chamber of Commerce, Sanford, Florida.

Publisher

Celery City Printing Company

Date Created

ca. 1957-1958

Date Copyrighted

ca. 1976

Contributor

Bishop, Katherine

Has Format

Is Format Of

Digital reproduction of original black and white photograph, 1891.

Format

image/jpg

Extent

69.4 KB

Medium

1 black and white photograph

Language

eng

Type

Still Image

Coverage

Sanford, Florida

Accrual Method

Donation

Mediator

History Teacher
Economics Teacher

Rights Holder

Copyright to this resource is held by the Greater Sanford Regional Chamber of Commerce and is provided here by RICHES of Central Florida for educational purposes only.

Contributing Project

Curator

Cepero, Laura

Digital Collection

External Reference

"130 Years of the Telephone - A Brief History of the Telephone and Information Transmission." AT&T. http://wholesale.att.com/info_and_events/phonehistory.html.

Still Image Item Type Metadata

Original Format

1 black and white photograph

Collection

Citation

“New Dialing Exchange at Southern Bell,” RICHES, accessed May 21, 2024, https://richesmi.cah.ucf.edu/omeka/items/show/3019.

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