Apartments to Let – Janitor On Premises – OR – Frank H. Tyler – Downtown Brooklyn

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Tel 44 - Bedford © Frank H. Jump

© Frank H. Jump

© Frank H. Jump

© Frank H. Jump

© Frank H. Jump

© Frank H. Jump

© Frank H. Jump

This telephone exchange is before there were seven numbers. Now that this entire city block has been demolished, this is a new view of the Flatbush Extension.

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2 responses to “Apartments to Let – Janitor On Premises – OR – Frank H. Tyler – Downtown Brooklyn

  1. A telephone like 44 Bedford means the sign was probably painted before 1920. At that time the number would have been changed to BEDford 0044 (note the three first letters were capitalized, as from 1920 to 1930 you dialed the first three letters and 4 digits in NYC). Putting the numbers before the exchange name was common before 1920, especially around 1910 when the directories were put out with the numbers in that format (they went back to exchange first in 1912).

  2. I’ll keep my eyes (lens) peeled for more of these. Very informative Bruce. THanks!