5893AT&T Jackie Jones Mtn. designer
- May 30, 2003The records from Jackie Jones Mountain include the construction
specifications for the original building, dated May 17, 1946.
The specs themselves are not interesting; they're just detailed requirements
for the building's materials and workmanship, probably not very different
other Bell System construction specs of the era.
What got my attention was the document's title page, which identifies the
designer as Henry Dreyfuss, 501 Madison Avenue, New York 22. I thought I'd
heard that name before but I couldn't remember where, so I did a Google
search. I learned that Mr. Dreyfuss (asuming he's the same person) was a
well-known and prolific industrial designer - and that one of his most
successful designs was the widely-used Western Electric model 500 telephone