Skip to content

Telephone Books

April 17, 2011

Books on the history of the telephone

We spend a lot of time talking to people about the B.A.B., this time some history ricocheted our way. I was telling one of my library clients about our building. At the next meeting these two books were on the conference room table. While we were waiting for everyone to join the meeting, I eagerly flipped through them, learning one was a book on the general history of the telephone and the other is specifically about Southwestern Bell. I asked if I could check them out. The Librarian said these were duplicates that they found when they were culling the collection. She let me keep these! She said that, before we talked about the telephone building, she probably would have culled both copies, but she decided to keep one copy for their collection. We’ve been going through them and finding some great stuff! I’m looking forward to digging deeper into the books. Click on the images to see them larger. Librarians rock!

The apartment would have looked like this, complete with wall mounted fans and picture rail

This is how the B.A.B.second floor would have look

Unruly and somewhat unreliable

2 Comments leave one →
  1. Susan permalink
    April 18, 2011 7:17 am

    Too Cool!


  1. Unrest | B. A. B.

Leave a Reply

Fill in your details below or click an icon to log in: Logo

You are commenting using your account. Log Out /  Change )

Twitter picture

You are commenting using your Twitter account. Log Out /  Change )

Facebook photo

You are commenting using your Facebook account. Log Out /  Change )

Connecting to %s

%d bloggers like this: