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  1. Another informative, interesting article out of Homestead/Redland past. For a time, the service was only local. Not until later was a long distance line through Miami established. Great job, Jeff.

  2. Good story, Jeff. How about that long white wooden building behind what was Breeding’s Drugstore? The front door was often open to view a small crowd of operators plugging wires into holes in their wall. Our number was 223. Hope to see you soon. Bill

    • Hi Bill – the white building behind Breedings on 2nd St. was the Southern Bell central office until 1955 or 1956, when they moved to Civic Court. Prior to the 2nd St. location, the office was in a wooden building on the south side of N.W. 1st St., west of Brown’s Drug Store. I’ve not researched this history – I’ll have to add it to my long list of articles to write!

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