Posts Tagged ‘Garmercy Park phone exchanges’

Old phone exchanges: East Side edition

October 14, 2009

This one was spotted on an apartment building in Manhattan’s East teens. ST is for Stuyvesant; Peter Stuyvesant’s bouwerie occupied today’s East Village and Gramercy Park neighborhoods.

STphoneexchange

Hidden behind a contemporary banner is this swinging 1960s sign, for Frenchman, an air conditioner business on First Avenue and 19th Street.

Frenchmansign

OR for Orchard? Oregon? Both Manhattan exchanges spanned the East Side below midtown.