Effingham, IL and neighoring exchanges
- Charles Fregeau is likely correct. If you look under Area Code 217 and check with Telcodata.us, it appears that REpublic 3 was in Fairmount, IL while ULster 8 and WEstmore 3 were both in Humboldt, IL sometime in the late 50's or early 60's. RE 3 became 733-, while UL 8 (858) seems to have been converted to 856, and WE 3 of course became 933. Effingham seems to have been a manual exhange that converted to dial after the other exchanges.
Effingham became a much larger population center after Interstates 57 and 70 connected with each other at that location, sometime after the mid-1950's. There must be a number of websites that could clarify when the Interstate highways were constructed. Best guess for Effingham as a a 2L-5N dial exchange would be between 1955 and 1960.
--- In TENproject@yahoogroups.com, "n5hsr" <n5hsr@...> wrote:
Also Effingham 50 could be Effingham, Illinois. They had manual calling until probably the early 1960's. Most of that part of Illinois is GTE and there were a lot of places that were manual (i.e. no dial) in the early 60's.
- LOgan was used in the second office in Fort Lauderdale FL, I believe a #1 SXS installed in the early 50's (SE side of town
Old news too that the first office in (downtown) Ft Lauderdale as JAckson #1 SXS converted from manual in 1949 IIR first was JA-3 but dont recall the others. I have a 1956 directory I can check if needed.(That main office & toll center now gone and converted into condos!(UGG)
Third Ft Lauderdale office was LUdlow in late 50's #5xbar (Far West )
--- In TENproject@yahoogroups.com, Michael & Yuliana Corner <cafejoel@...> wrote:
> thanks 4 the info on Jackson. Any idea about MElrose 7-Â Â ?Â Â Â LOgan 6-Â Â Â Â ?
> --- On Wed, 9/15/10, freddyr34 <freddyr34@...> wrote:
> From: freddyr34 <freddyr34@...>
> Subject: [TENproject] Re: NEW More Exchange names-01
> To: TENproject@yahoogroups.com
> Date: Wednesday, September 15, 2010, 9:42 PM
> --- In TENproject@yahoogroups.com, Mark Roberts <markrobt@> wrote:
> > On Sun, Sep 12, 2010 at 4:19 PM, Mark J. Cuccia <markjcuccia@> wrote:
> > > On Sun, 9/12/10, callebs at roadrunner.com
> > >
> > >> JAckson 3 was used in Huntington, West Virginia,
> > >> along with JAckson 2, JAckson 5, and JAckson 9.
> > >
> > >
> > > JAckson 'x' exchanges were used in Atlanta and New Orleans as well.
> > > New Orleans used all of these, JA.2, 3, 9. They still exist today,
> > > 504-522, 523, 529, and in the same "downtown" location.
> > >
> > As well as in Houston - where I once had not just one, but four
> > "Jackson" numbers at various times, and where KPFT once announced on a
> > pledge drive, "for those of you living in the 50's, that's Jackson
> > Zero-KPFT".
> > Houston has all the possible "JA" combinations (0-9), serving,
> > generally speaking, the Montrose, River Oaks, and Museum DIstrict
> > areas. Kansas City also had a "Jackson" prefix, in the Hiland office,
> > but only JA3. Hiland serves the areas south of the Country Club Plaza
> > to about 85th Street or so.
> Orginal names in Houston: JAckson 2 was JAckson; JAckson 3 was KEystone; JAckson 4 was LInden; JAckson 8 was JUdson; JAckson 9 was LYnchburg. The change occurred around 1955.