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The First Telephone Exchange South of the Potomac River

 
 
The First Telephone Exchange South of the Potomac River Marker image. Click for full size.
By Bernard Fisher, April 21, 2011
1. The First Telephone Exchange South of the Potomac River Marker
Inscription.
The first telephone exchange south
of the Potomac River opened
at this site April 1, 1879

1219 E. Main Street

Old Dominion Chapter
Telephone Pioneers of America
C.&P. Telephone Co. of Va.
1979

 
Erected 1979 by Telephone Pioneers of America.
 
Location. 37° 32.168′ N, 77° 25.99′ W. Marker is in Richmond, Virginia. Marker is at the intersection of South 13th Street and East Main Street (U.S. 60), on the right when traveling south on South 13th Street. Click for map. Marker is at or near this postal address: 1219 East Main Street, Richmond VA 23219, United States of America.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within walking distance of this marker. Black Hawk (1767-1838) (within shouting distance of this marker); Powers-Taylor Building (within shouting distance of this marker); 1300-1304 East Cary Street (about 300 feet away, measured in a direct line); 1200 Block East Cary Street (about 300 feet away); Commercial Block (about 400 feet away); Columbian Block (about 400 feet away); 1201 East Cary Street (about 500 feet away); Bowers Brothers Coffee and Tea Building (about 500 feet away). Click for a list of all markers in Richmond.
 
Categories. Communications
 
S 13th St & E Main St image. Click for full size.
By Bernard Fisher, April 21, 2011
2. S 13th St & E Main St
 
 
Credits. This page originally submitted on , by Bernard Fisher of Mechanicsville, Virginia. This page has been viewed 359 times since then and 6 times this year. Photos:   1, 2. submitted on , by Bernard Fisher of Mechanicsville, Virginia. This page was last revised on June 16, 2016.
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