Boston area telephone exchanges, after 1948

(alphabetic listing)



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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The following table lists exchange names used in Boston after 1948, when the format of telephone numbers changed from three letters and four digits (three-letter exchange names) to two letters and five digits (two-letter-one-digit exchange names). This is one of a series of tables covering the post-1948 period, and if you have not already read the information on the master page of the set, you are advised to do so. Exchanges are listed in the order of the alphabetical sequence of their names, and within those, by the final digits of the exchanges. Thus all "LOgan" exchanges are listed together in numeric order, followed by all "LOngwood" exchanges in numeric order. (For a table with the exchanges ordered by the two-letter prefixes and third digits, click here. For a table with the exchanges ordered numerically by the three-digit equivalent of the exchange name, click here.) Note that most of the exchanges were unchanged as to their three-digit equivalents by the 1948 change mentioned above. They are listed with their pre-1948 numeric values in blue. A few were changed, and those are listed with their pre-1948 numeric values in red.

Please note that at this time I have data from only one point in time, which is in 1960. No information has been acquired either before or after that time, and consequently no correspondences between pre-1948 and post-1948 exchanges can as yet be presented.
Exchange Numeric value Community Previously Subsequently
AL gonquin 4 254 Allston & Brighton   Pre-1960   Post-1960
AN drew 4 264 South Boston   Pre-1960   Post-1960
8 268 South Boston   Pre-1960   Post-1960
9 269 South Boston   Pre-1960   Post-1960
AS pinwall 7 277 Brookline   Pre-1960   Post-1960
AT lantic 4 284 Revere   Pre-1960   Post-1960
9 289 Revere   Pre-1960   Post-1960
AV enue 2 282 Dorchester   Pre-1960   Post-1960
8 288 Dorchester   Pre-1960   Post-1960
BE acon 2 232 Brookline   Pre-1960   Post-1960
BI gelow 4 244 Newton   Pre-1960   Post-1960
BL uehills 8 258 Milton & Mattapan   Pre-1960   Post-1960
BR owning 2 272 Burlington   Pre-1960   Post-1960
CA nton 6 226 Canton   Pre-1960   Post-1960
CA pitol 3 223 Boston proper   Pre-1960   Post-1960
7 227 Boston proper   Pre-1960   Post-1960
CE dar 5 235 Wellesley & Weston   Pre-1960   Post-1960
7 237 Wellesley & Weston   Pre-1960   Post-1960
CH arlestown 2 242 Charlestown   Pre-1960   Post-1960
CH elsea 3 243 Chelsea   Pre-1960   Post-1960
CL earwater 9 259 Lincoln   Pre-1960   Post-1960
CO lumbia 5 265 Dorchester   Pre-1960   Post-1960
CO mmonwealth 6 266 Boston proper   Pre-1960   Post-1960
CO ngress 2 262 Boston proper   Pre-1960   Post-1960
CO pley 7 267 Boston proper   Pre-1960   Post-1960
CR estview 4 274 Bedford   Pre-1960   Post-1960
CR ystal 6 276 Wakefield   Pre-1960   Post-1960
9 279 Wakefield   Pre-1960   Post-1960
CU nningham 6 286 Milton & Mattapan   Pre-1960   Post-1960
CY press 6 296 Mattapan   Pre-1960   Post-1960
8 298 Mattapan   Pre-1960   Post-1960
DA venport 2 322 Malden   Pre-1960   Post-1960
4 324 Malden   Pre-1960   Post-1960
DA vis 6 326 Dedham & Westwood   Pre-1960   Post-1960
9 329 Dedham & Westwood   Pre-1960   Post-1960
DE catur 2 332 Newton   Pre-1960   Post-1960
DE vonshire 8 338 Boston proper   Pre-1960   Post-1960
DU nkirk 7 387 Everett   Pre-1960   Post-1960
9 389 Everett   Pre-1960   Post-1960
ED gewater 7 337 Weymouth   Pre-1960   Post-1960
ED ison 3 333 Milton & Mattapan   Pre-1960   Post-1960
EL iot 4 354 Cambridge   Pre-1960   Post-1960
EM pire 1 361 Hyde Park   Pre-1960   Post-1960
4 364 Hyde Park   Pre-1960   Post-1960
EV ergreen 3 383 Cohasset   Pre-1960   Post-1960
EX port 5 395 Medford   Pre-1960   Post-1960
6 396 Medford   Pre-1960   Post-1960
FA irview 3 323 Roslindale & West Roxbury   Pre-1960   Post-1960
5 325 Roslindale & West Roxbury   Pre-1960   Post-1960
7 327 Roslindale & West Roxbury   Pre-1960   Post-1960
GA rrison 7 427 Roxbury   Pre-1960   Post-1960
GE neva 6 436 Dorchester   Pre-1960   Post-1960
GR anite 1 471 Quincy   Pre-1960   Post-1960
2 472 Quincy   Pre-1960   Post-1960
9 479 Quincy   Pre-1960   Post-1960
HA ncock 6 426 Boston proper   Pre-1960   Post-1960
HI ghlands 2 442 Roxbury   Pre-1960   Post-1960
5 445 Roxbury   Pre-1960   Post-1960
HI llcrest 4 444 Needham   Pre-1960   Post-1960
9 449 Needham   Pre-1960   Post-1960
HO mestead 9 469 Brookline   Pre-1960   Post-1960
HU bbard 2 482 Boston proper   Pre-1960   Post-1960
HU nter 3 483 West Medford   Pre-1960   Post-1960
8 488 West Medford   Pre-1960   Post-1960
HY de Park 3 493 Hyde Park   Pre-1960   Post-1960
IV anhoe 4 484 Belmont   Pre-1960   Post-1960
9 489 Belmont   Pre-1960   Post-1960
JA maica 2 522 Jamaica Plain   Pre-1960   Post-1960
4 524 Jamaica Plain   Pre-1960   Post-1960
KE nmore 6 536 Boston proper   Pre-1960   Post-1960
KI rkland 7 547 Cambridge   Pre-1960   Post-1960
LA fayette 3 523 Boston proper   Pre-1960   Post-1960
LA sell 7 527 Newton   Pre-1960   Post-1960
LI berty 2 542 Boston proper   Pre-1960   Post-1960
LO gan 7 567 East Boston   Pre-1960   Post-1960
9 569 East Boston   Pre-1960   Post-1960
LO ngwood 5 565 Brookline   Pre-1960   Post-1960
6 566 Brookline   Pre-1960   Post-1960
ME ridian 7 637 Boston proper (Time announcement)   Pre-1960   Post-1960
MI ssion 3 643 Arlington   Pre-1960   Post-1960
6 646 Arlington   Pre-1960   Post-1960
8 648 Arlington   Pre-1960   Post-1960
MO nument 6 666 Somerville   Pre-1960   Post-1960
NO rmandy 2 662 Melrose   Pre-1960   Post-1960
5 665 Melrose   Pre-1960   Post-1960
NO rwood 7 667 Norwood & Westwood   Pre-1960   Post-1960
OC ean 3 623 Winthrop   Pre-1960   Post-1960
OX ford 6 696 Milton   Pre-1960   Post-1960
8 698 Milton   Pre-1960   Post-1960
PA lace 7 727 Newton   Pre-1960   Post-1960
PA rkview 9 729 Winchester   Pre-1960   Post-1960
PR esident 3 773 Quincy   Pre-1960   Post-1960
PR ospect 6 776 Somerville   Pre-1960   Post-1960
RE ading 2 732 Reading   Pre-1960   Post-1960
RE gent 4 734 Brookline   Pre-1960   Post-1960
RI chmond 2 742 Boston proper   Pre-1960   Post-1960
7 747 Boston proper   Pre-1960   Post-1960
RI verview 9 749 Hingham   Pre-1960   Post-1960
SH erwin 3 743 Boston proper   Pre-1960   Post-1960
SO merset 6 766 Somerville   Pre-1960   Post-1960
ST adium 2 782 Allston & Brighton   Pre-1960   Post-1960
ST oneham 6 786 Stoneham   Pre-1960   Post-1960
TA lbot 5 825 Dorchester   Pre-1960   Post-1960
TR owbridge 6 876 Cambridge   Pre-1960   Post-1960
TU rner 4 884 Chelsea   Pre-1960   Post-1960
9 889 Chelsea   Pre-1960   Post-1960
TW inbrook 3 893 Waltham & Weston   Pre-1960   Post-1960
4 894 Waltham & Weston   Pre-1960   Post-1960
9 899 Waltham & Weston   Pre-1960   Post-1960
UN iversity 4 864 Cambridge   Pre-1960   Post-1960
8 868 Cambridge   Pre-1960   Post-1960
VI ctor 3 843 Braintree   Pre-1960   Post-1960
8 848 Braintree   Pre-1960   Post-1960
VI king 6 846 Winthrop   Pre-1960   Post-1960
VO lunteer 2 862 Lexington   Pre-1960   Post-1960
WA lnut 6 926 Watertown   Pre-1960   Post-1960
WA rwick 5 925 Hull   Pre-1960   Post-1960
WA tertown 3 923 Watertown   Pre-1960   Post-1960
4 924 Watertown   Pre-1960   Post-1960
WE ather 6 936 Boston proper (Weather announcement)   Pre-1960   Post-1960
WE lls 3 933 Woburn   Pre-1960   Post-1960
5 935 Woburn   Pre-1960   Post-1960
WO odlawn 3 963 Randolph & Holbrook   Pre-1960   Post-1960
WO odward 9 969 Newton   Pre-1960   Post-1960


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