|Please note that this table is still under construction. As a result, you cannot assume that I do not have data on those exchanges that are not listed. Instead, what you can more likely assume is that I just have not had time to enter the data yet.|
|Also, there are going to be a lot of dead links at the present time. This is because when I add data for a particular exchange to one table, I do not necessarily add the same exchange's data to all the other relevant tables. So please excuse these problems.|
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Telephone exchanges in New Orleans, unlike in many other places, were changed over from the 2L-4N format to the standard 2L-5N format over a period of time. The first changes were made in 1955, but some were not made until 1960. For detailed chronological data, see the alphabetic listing. This is one of a series of tables covering the post-format-change period, and if you have not already read the information on the master page of the set, you are advised to do so.
The following table lists exchange names used in New Orleans after the changes to two letters and five digits (two-letter-one-digit exchange names). Exchanges are listed in the order of the alphabetical sequence of the first two letters of their names, followed by the final digits of the exchanges. (For a table with the exchanges ordered by the complete names, click here. For a table with the exchanges ordered numerically by the three-digit equivalent of the exchange name, click here.)
The primary table for this era is the one ordered by exchange name, which contains more information on each exchange
than is given here. To see the table entry for any exchange name in that table, click on the exchange name in the table.
In particular, that table shows the correspondence between these post-mid-1950s exchanges that used two letters and one
digit in the exchange part (two letters and five digits for the whole telephone number) and the 1927-to-mid-1950s
two-letter exchanges. In addition there is a table ordered by the three-digit numeric values which can be reached by
clicking on the three-digit numeric equivalent shown in the listing.
|Two-letter + digit prefix||Exchange name||Numeric equivalent|
|JA||9||JAckson||9||529(See Note 1)|
|LA||9||LAfayette||9||529(See Note 1)|
NOTE 1: The 529 prefix was designated both JAckson
9 and LAfayette 9, both being served by the same switching apparatus.
Telephone company offices were advertised as LAfayette 9, while
subscriber numbers were JAckson 9.
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