Former Southern Bell Telephone and Telegraph Company Office

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Title

Former Southern Bell Telephone and Telegraph Company Office

Alternative Title

Southern Bell Office

Subject

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

Description

The former office of the Southern Bell Telephone and Telegraph Company on 101 East First Street in Sanford, Florida as early as 1915. As of 2011, the building was being occupied by Betty Anne's Hair Styling. 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 operates as BellSouth Telecommunications and is headquartered in Atlanta, Georgia.

Creator

Cepero, Laura

Source

Original color digital image by Laura Cepero, July 24, 2011.

Date Created

2011-07-24

Is Part Of

Sanford Collection, Seminole County Collection, RICHES of Central Florida.

Format

image/jpg

Extent

275 KB

Medium

1 color digital image

Language

eng

Type

Still Image

Coverage

Southern Bell Telephone and Telegraph Company, Sanford, Florida
Betty Anne's Hair Styling, Sanford, Florida

Accrual Method

Item Creation

Mediator

History Teacher
Economics Teacher

Provenance

Originally created by Laura Cepero and published by RICHES of Central Florida.

Curator

Cepero, Laura

Digital Collection

Source Repository

External Reference

Sanford, Florida City Directory, 1915-16: Richmond, Virginia: R. L. Polk & Co., 1915. http://digitalcollections.lib.ucf.edu/u?/CFM,120473.
"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.
Fagen, M. D., Amos E. Joel, and G. E. Schindler. A History of Engineering and Science in the Bell System. [New York]: The Laboratories, 1975.

Transcript

Betty Anne's Hair Stling

Tanning

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1 color digital image

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