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This building housed the largest electro-mechanical step by step office in the U.S.
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Pete Taylor - Report this comment
At the time this picture was taken, they were probably using Automatic Electric stepping switches - each one about the size of 2 #10 juice cans stacked on top of each other. What a noise bin! Now, with modern equipment, they would only need one floor for everything - and it's quiet!
The telephone building is located on Chestnut Street, not Harvard Street
Paul Powers - Report this comment
This building housed the largest electro-mechanical step by step office in the U.S. Paul.P
Hank Brote- September 05, 2007 - Report this comment
What a place to learn telephone at. Larget SXS office maybe but there where bigger is Boston. Worked here for the better part of 6 years as a SXS Switchman. Who could forget the good Dr. working the frame.
Joseph Hill- June 19, 2009 - Report this comment
My Aunt worked there as a telephone operator in the early to mid 60s. I used to go with her, and I'd spend the day at Elm Park or at the library a block or two away.
jim sadowski- July 06, 2009 - Report this comment
In the warmer days of 1950's when we walked aside the building the windows were open and a bunch of machine noise came our. Sound must have been past the allowed OSHA noise levels of today. Thousands of relays clicking, making a phone connection for 200,000 people in Worcester's area.

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