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Newhall Telephone Directory
March 1923

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Telephone listings for Newhall span all of one page in March 1923, with 35 numbers listed. Phone book page on display in the William S. Hart Museum. Hart's phone number was 20. His phone would have rung in the Ranch House, as there was not yet a hilltop mansion.

Dialing "1" would get you the Hammond Lumber Company — if there were such a thing as dialing. There wasn't. Calls were connected by operators until direct dialing came along in 1960.

Telephone service was really catching on in 1923. After a slow start in 1900 with one telephone — and no second telephone customer until 1911 — the third customer signed up in 1912. By the end of 1922 there were 31 customers, and by the end of 1923 there were 42. Thirty-five customers in March 1923 comports with published reports of Pacific Telephone & Telegraph Company subscriber numbers for the area.


R. Henry, Agent
The Pacific Telephone & Telegraph Co.

Note: "Res." in the listing below means residential.

Abbott, Ed S., general merchandise7-W
American Auto Works, Spruce St.14-W
Beckley, Harry (res.), Market St.13
Bricker, H.W., general merchandise17-R
Clampitt, E.A.&D.4-J-1
Doty, J.W., garage22-J
Evans, Rev. W.H. (res.), Market & Newhall6-J
Giant Powder Co., magazine4-W-2
Gibson, Robert C. (res.)3-J
Hammond Lumber Co.1
Hart, Wm. S. (res.)20
Hitchcock, G.A., constable14-J
Johnson, J.H. (res.), Cross St.3-W
Newhall Garage11-M
Newhall Transfer2-W
Pac Tel & Tel Co., The, public office10
Republic Petroleum Corp., office15-F-1
-- Cook House15-F-2
-- Store House15-F-3
-- Res.15-F-4
-- Res.15-F-5
Russell, H.B. (res.), Walnut St.12
Shaffer, J.R. (res.)21
Shallow Field Oil Co.4-W-3
Standard Oil Co., pump station5-F-1
Standard Oil Co., Elsmere Canyon5-F-2
Standard Oil Co., Wiley Canyon5-F-3
Standard Oil Co., Walton Young5-F-4
Standard Oil Co., Pico Canyon5-F-5
Standard Oil Co., Pico Canyon5-F-6
Standard Oil Co., Newhall office5-F-7
Thibaudeau, A.G. (res.), Market St.18
Triangle Garage2-M
Union Oil Co.16
Young, E.J., druggist7-J

(Toll Station)

LW3562: 9600 dpi jpeg from digital image by Leon Worden, photographed through glass display case, 6-5-2019.
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