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"Southwestern Bell Historical Marker" Top 5 Page for this destination Fort Worth Off The Beaten Path Tip by Yaqui

Fort Worth Off The Beaten Path: 102 reviews and 203 photos


Located towards the left corner of the Renaissance Worthington Hotel is a plaque located on the front sidewalk on 200 Main St, Fort Worth, Texas, 76102.

It reads: On this site in September 1881, Fort Worth’s First Telephone Exchange was founded by Southwestern Telegraph and Telephone Company. It initially served 40 customers and employed three local employees. One hundred years later, telephone service is supplied by Southwestern Bell serving 750,000 customers and employing 3,300 people.

Placed by Southwestern Bell – North “B” Service Community Action Team September 1981

What was funny that day, a businessman who was passing by stopped to see what I was looking at. He was like, I never noticed that and has been walk by it so many years. Because of me he stopped to read some history of an area he has been walking by every day.

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  • Updated Oct 17, 2010
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