AT&T Exchange Building

Update: More commonly known as the Beaumont Telephone Exchange, the building was renovated into apartments and opened in the spring of 2021.

Built in stages, the Bell Telephone Exchange, or AT&T, depending on how you look at, is an interesting example of early 20th Century utility architecture. Showing the influence of the Beaux-Arts style, this building could have easily just been a giant brick box.

But clearly its builders believed that people deserved better than that, and this building is much more ornate than it needs to be functional. I love the two telephone booths that still stand inside the fence.

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