Aug. 14, 1947: L.A. Telephone Exchanges, Adams to Whittier

L.A. Times, 1947

Note: This is an encore post from 2005 and originally appeared on the 1947project.

The growth of Southern California was reflected in a Pacific Telephone & Telegraph Co. report issued yesterday. The company said that the number of telephones it has in service in the Southland has increased more than 50 per cent since Pearl Harbor, more than 25 per cent since V-J Day.

R.L. Sawyers, division telephone manager, said that at the beginning of the war the company had 852,000 telephones in service in Southern California. The number had reached 1,021,000 by the time peace came and today it stands at 1,290,000. The increase for the last two years reached a total of 269,000 telephones.

And there are still insufficient telephones for all potential subscribers. About 149,000 applicants are waiting.

Los Angeles Telephone Exchanges:

Adams……………Adams, Century
Albany…………..Albany, Blanchard, Cleveland, Pyramid, Ryan
Alhambra……….Atlantic
Angelus…………Angelus
Arcadia………….Atwater
Axminster……….Axminster
Beverly Hills……Brighton, Crestview
Burbank…………Charleston
Canoga Park ….. Superior
Capitol………….Capitol, Cumberland
Chase……………Chase (San Fernando Valley)
Covina………….Covina
Crescenta……….Churchill
Culver City…….Ardmore
Drexel………….Drexel
El Monte………..Budlong
El Segundo……..El Segundo
Glendale………..Citrus
Hawthorne………Hawthorne
Hollywood………Garfield, Gladstone, Granite, Hempstead, Hillside, Hollywood, Hyperion, Stanley
Inglewood………Orchard
Lafayette……….Jefferson, Kimball, Lafayette, Logan, Lucas, Nevada
Lomita…………Lomita
Long Beach……Long Beach
Malibu………….Malibu
Menlo…………..Menlo
Monrovia……….Monrovia
Montebello……..Union
Mutual………….Mutual
Newmark……….Metcalf, Newmark
Olympic………..Chapman, Morningside, Normandy, Olympia
Pasadena………..Sycamore
Redondo………..Redondo
Republic………..Ashley, Parkway, Republic, Rochester
Reseda………….Rugby
Richmond………Richmond
San Fernando…..Granada, San Fernando, Sepulveda
San Pedro………Terminal
Santa Monica…..Santa Monica
Sierra Madre……Custer
Sylvan………….Sylvan (around La Canada Flintridge)
Thornwall………Oregon, Pleasant, Thornwall, Twinoaks
Topaz…………..Topaz
Torrance……….Torrance
Torrey………….Torrey
Tujunga…………Sunland
Van Nuys………State
West L.A………Arizona
Whitney………..Bradshaw, Walnut, Webster, Wyoming, York
Whittier………..Whittier

About lmharnisch

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One Response to Aug. 14, 1947: L.A. Telephone Exchanges, Adams to Whittier

  1. Diane Ely says:

    They were still using at least some exchanges as late as 1961, when my family moved to Panorama City. Ours was Empire. They switched to numbered prefixes soon after that though.

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