Santa Clarita Valley History In Pictures

Pacific Telephone Equipment
Pardee House

Pacific Telephone equipment by Western Electric, from the Pardee House — from the days when Newhall phone numbers were one or two digits.

The Pardee House, built in 1890 as a Good Templar's lodge, stood at the "triangle" of Newhall Avenue, Market and Walnut streets when it was sold in 1946 to the Pacific Telephone Co., which used it as the second telephone exchange in the area (the first debuted in 1900). After 1969 the telephone company leased out the building, finally donating it to the Santa Clarita Valley Historical Society, which moved it down the street to Heritage Junction Historic Park in August 1992.

Santa Clarita Valley Historical Society Collection.

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