--- In email@example.com
, "ozob99" <ozob99@y...> wrote:
> --- In firstname.lastname@example.org, albertjlafrance@c... wrote:
> > A former AT&T employee who worked at Monrovia has contributed
> > interesting information about the station.
> > There are actually two undergound buildings, each having two
> and a
> > mezzanine, referred to simply as the "old building" and "new
> > Monrovia is considerably older than the other AT&T underground
> > aware of. He began work there in early 1964, and thinks the old
> building was
> > built around 1961-62. Construction of the new building began in
> 1964. The
> > mezzanine in the new building was primarily a telco relocation
> > that in the old building contained an AUTOVON switchboard.
> > In the old building, the lowermost floor contained the LMX,
> > terminals, L3 equipment and the frame. The upper floor contained
> > Crossbar and the power room.
> > The age of the original building supports the theory that
> was the
> > "Frederick" SCAN switch. In fact, the ex-AT&T employee believes
> > Monrovia was originally known as "Frederick No. 2" (Frederick #1
> > local telco office, and Frederick #3 was located at the DoD East
> Coast Relay
> > station).
> > Albert
> Frederick 2 was changed to "Monrovia" at the whim of a visiting VP
> according to several old timers: A VP named Earl? Killingsworth
> visited the office early on & had remarked it seemed a ways from
> Frederick,he then asked where do you get your mail? & the answer
> Monrovia;he said that's what i want this office called.
> That policy may have stuck because some other attended offices like
> Moseley got their name from the serving P.O.,not the closest place
> name,which in Moseley's case was Skin Quarter.
It never ceases to amaze me how, with a simple verbal command,
hundreds - if not thousands - of peoples work is affected by such an
action. Imagine the back-annotation of the documentation required to
bring all references to this location up to date. Probably thousands
of pounds of paperwork in those days. Computers were probably of