Of course, these twin phone booths just inside the entrance probably aren’t quite that old.
But the details—wooden stools, glass doors, and fan switches (hey, it probably got hot quickly in a wooden booth, especially if you were having a tempestuous argument with the door shut tight)—have got to be midcentury.
The phones themselves? Hmm, maybe 1990? The phone books to the left look pretty ancient as well.
More charming relics from the pre-cell phone era can be found here.
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