TELECOM Digest OnLine - Sorted: Re: Los Angeles Numbering, 1940s

Re: Los Angeles Numbering, 1940s
Sat, 29 Oct 2005 16:43:40 -0700

Paul Coxwell wrote:

> Phone numbers were used several times, which I am assuming were of the
> 2L-4N format -- They were given as name plus four digits and I believe
> from previous discussions here that Los Angeles never used 3L-4N
> numbering.

I don't know about previous discussion here, but Los Angeles indeed
progressed from 2L-4N to 3L-4N.

Downtown Los Angeles, for example, was the MAdison Exchange. I remember
lots of very public numbers in that exchange that were MA 1234 (for
example) then became MA 5 1234, and so forth.

Same for HOllywood.

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