New York City telephone exchanges after December 1930

(numeric listing)



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The following table lists exchange names used in New York after December 1930, 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-1930 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 numeric equivalents of the two-letter-plus-digit prefixes. (For a table with the exchanges ordered alphabetically by exchange name, click here. For a table with the exchanges ordered by the two-letter prefixes and third digits, 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 middle part of the name. In particular, that table shows the correspondence between these post-1930 exchanges that used two letters and 1 digit in the exchange part (two letters and five digits for the whole telephone number) and the pre-1930 three-letter exchanges. In addition there is a table ordered by the combinations of two letters and 1 digit which can be reached by clicking either on the first two letters of the exchange name or the final digit.

Where the same 3-digit prefix is shown for two or more exchange name/office number combinations, usually this means that one name was discontinued and subsequently a new exchange was set up with the same numeric equivalent. The details are given on the page with the table ordered by exchange name, and the specific details can be obtained by clicking on the middle part of the name, as mentioned in the previous paragraph. In a few cases, simultaneous utilization of both name/number combinations happened, usually in the context of a renaming; this will be noted on this page as well as on the alphabetic list page.
Numeric value Exchange name Notes
222 AC ademy 2
223 AC ademy 3
224 AC ademy 4
BA yside 4
225 BA yside 5
CA ledonia 5
226 CA nal 6
227 BA rclay 7
228 CA nal 8
CA thedral 8
229 BA yside 9
232 BE achview 2
233 BE ekman 3
234 AD irondack 4
235 BE lle Harbor 5
236 BE nsonhurst 6
237 BE rkshire 7
238 BE achview 8
242 CH elsea 2
243 CH elsea 3
244 CH ickering 4
245 BI llings 5
CI rcle 5
246 BI ngham 6
CI rcle 6
247 CI rcle 7
248 CI ty Island 8
251 CL overdale 1
252 CL arkson 2
CL overdale 2
253 CL eveland 3
CL overdale 3
254 AL gonquin 4
255 AL gonquin 5
AL legheny 5
256 CL overdale 6
257 CL overdale 7
258 CL overdale 8
259 CL overdale 9
261 BO ulevard 1
262 AM bassador 2
263 AN drews 3
BO ulevard 3
264 BO gardus 4
265 CO lumbus 5
266 CO ney Island 6
267 CO rtlandt 7
268 BO ulevard 8
269 BO wling Green 9
272 BR adhurst 2
BR owning 2
273 AR rochar 3
274 AS hland 4
AS toria 4
275 AR - 5 See Note 1
AR lington 5
BR owning 5
276 BR owning 6
277 AP plegate 7
278 AS toria 8
279 BR yant 9
281 AU dubon 1
282 BU ckminster 2
283 AU dubon 3
284 BU ckminster 4
285 AT lantic 5
286 AU dubon 6
CU mberland 6
287 BU ckminster 7
288 BU tterfield 8
289 AT water 9
291 AX tel 1
292 CY press 2
293 CY press 3
294 CY press 4
295 CY press 5
296 AX tel 6
297 AX tel 7
298 CY press 8
299 CY press 9
321 FA culty 1
322 FA culty 2
323 DA venport 3
DA yton 3
324 FA irbanks 4
325 FA irbanks 5
326 DA venport 6
327 FA r Rockaway 7
328 DA yton 8
329 DA yton 9
331 DE wey 1
332 DE catur 2
DE wey 2
333 DE fender 3
334 ED gecombe 4
335 DE fender 5
336 DE wey 6
338 DE wey 8
339 DE wey 9
341 FI eldstone 1
342 DI ckens 2
343 FI eldstone 3
344 DI gby 4
345 DI ckens 5
346 DI ckens 6
347 FI eldstone 7
348 DI gby 8
FI llmore 8
FI tzroy 8
349 DI gby 9
351 EL gin 1
352 FL atbush 2
353 FL ushing 3
354 FL int 4
355 EL dorado 5
357 FL ushing 7
358 FL ushing 8
359 FL ushing 9
361 DO ngan Hills 1
EM pire 1
362 EN dicott 2
364 FO rdham 4
365 FO rdham 5
366 DO ngan Hills 6
EM pire 6
367 FO rdham 7
368 FO undation 8
369 EN right 9
FO xcroft 9
372 ES planade 2
373 ES planade 3
374 DR ydock 4
375 ES planade 5
376 ES planade 6
377 ES planade 7
378 ES tabrook 8
381 EV ergreen 1
382 EV ergreen 2
383 EV ergreen 3
384 EV ergreen 4
385 EV ergreen 5
386 EV ergreen 6
387 EV ergreen 7
388 EV ergreen 8
389 EV ergreen 9
390 EX change 0
391 EX change 1
392 EX eter 2
393 EX change 3
EX eter 3
394 EX change 4
EX eter 4
395 EX change 5
EX eter 5
396 EX change 6
397 EX change 7
398 EX change 8
399 EX change 9
422 HA nover 2
423 HA ddingway 3
424 HA vemeyer 4
425 HA lifax 5
426 HA vemeyer 6
427 HA - 7
HA rlem 7
429 HA vemeyer 9
433 HE geman 3
434 GE dney 4
435 GE dney 5
436 GE dney 6
438 GE dney 8
439 GE dney 9
GE ttysburg 9
441 HI ckory 1
442 GI braltar 2
443 HI ckory 3
444 HI ckory 4
HI tchcock 4
445 HI ckory 5
446 HI ckory 6
HI nkley 6
447 GI braltar 7
448 GI braltar 8
449 HI ckory 9
451 GL enmore 1
452 GL enmore 2
453 GL enmore 3
455 GL enmore 5
456 GL enmore 6
457 IL linois 7
458 IL linois 8
459 IL linois 9
461 IN dependence 1
462 IN gersoll 2
463 IN dependence 3
464 HO llis 4
465 HO llis 5
466 HO neywood 6
467 IN gersoll 7
468 HO llis 8
469 IN gersoll 9
IN tervale 9
471 GR anite 1
473 GR amercy 3
474 GR anite 4
475 GR amercy 5
476 IR onsides 6
477 GR amercy 7
479 GR eenpoint 9
482 IV anhoe 2
484 HU guenot 4
486 HU nters Point 6
491 HY acinth 1
492 HY acinth 2
493 HY acinth 3
494 HY acinth 4
495 HY acinth 5
496 HY acinth 6
497 HY acinth 7
498 HY acinth 8
499 HY acinth 9
521 JA ckson 1
522 JA ckson 2
523 JA maica 3
LA fayette 3
524 LA ckawanna 4
525 LA urelton 5
526 JA maica 6
527 LA urelton 7
528 LA urelton 8
529 JA maica 9
532 LE xington 2
533 JE fferson 3
534 LE high 4
535 KE llog 5
LE high 5
536 JE rome 6
537 JE rome 7
538 JE rome 8
539 LE nox 9
542 KI lpatrick 2
543 KI ngsbridge 3
LI feguard 3
544 LI ggett 4
545 KI lpatrick 5
546 KI ngsbridge 6
547 KI ngsbridge 7
548 KI ngsbridge 8
LI verpool 8
549 KI ngsbridge 9
556 LL - 6
562 LO rraine 2
563 LO ngacre 3
564 JO hn 4
LO ngacre 4
565 LO ngacre 5
567 LO rraine 7
568 LO rraine 8
569 LO rraine 9
LO uisiana 9
582 JU dson 2 See Note 2
LU xemburg 2
583 LU dlow 3
584 LU dlow 4
585 JU niper 5
LU dlow 5
586 JU dson 6
587 LU dlow 7
588 LU dlow 8
LU xemburg 8
589 LU dlow 9
595 LY ceum 5
596 LY ceum 6
622 MA in 2
624 MA in 4
625 MA in 5
626 MA nsfield 6
627 MA rble 7
628 NA varre 8
629 MA yflower 9
633 ME dallion 3
634 NE ptune 4
635 ME lrose 5
637 ME ridian 7
638 NE vins 8
639 NE wtown 9
641 MI chigan 1
642 MI chigan 2
644 NI ghtingale 4
645 NI ghtingale 5
646 NI ghtingale 6
647 MI dway 7
MI ssouri 7
648 MI dwood 8
NI ghtingale 8
649 MI nnesota 9
NI ghtingale 9
651 OL ympia 1
652 OL inville 2
653 OL inville 3
654 OL inville 4
655 OL inville 5
656 OL ympia 6
657 OL inville 7
OL ympia 7
658 OL ympia 8
659 OL ympia 9
662 MO nument 2
663 MO nument 3
664 MO hawk 4
665 MO tt Haven 5
666 MO nument 6
669 MO tt Haven 9
673 OR egon 3
674 OR chard 4 See Note 3
OR egon 4
675 OR egon 5
677 OR chard 7
OR egon 7
679 OR egon 9
682 MU rray Hill 2
683 MU rray Hill 3
684 MU rray Hill 4
685 MU rray Hill 5
686 MU rray Hill 6
687 MU rray Hill 7
688 MU rray Hill 8
689 MU rray Hill 9
695 OX ford 5
697 OX ford 7
721 RA venswood 1
722 SA cramento 2
724 SC huyler 4
726 RA venswood 6
727 SA int George 7
728 RA venswood 8
729 RA venswood 9
RA ymond 9
732 RE ctor 2
733 SE dgwick 3
734 RE gent 4
736 PE nnsylvania 6
737 RE gent 7
738 PE terboro 8
739 RE public 9
742 RI chmond Hill 2
743 SH eepshead 3
744 RH inelander 4
745 SH ore Road 5
746 SH ore Road 6
748 SH ore Road 8
749 RI verside 9
751 PL aza 1
752 PL aza 2
753 PL aza 3
754 PL aza 4
SK idmore 4
755 PL aza 5
756 SL ocum 6
757 PL aza 7
758 PL aza 8
759 PL aza 9
765 RN - 3
766 PO meroy 6
767 PO rt Richmond 7
768 SO uth 8
771 PR esident 1
772 PR esident 2
773 PR esident 3
774 PR esident 4
776 SP ruce 6
777 SP ring 7
778 PR esident 8
779 PR ospect 9
782 ST agg 2
783 ST erling 3
784 ST illwell 4
785 PU laski 5
786 ST illwell 6
SU nset 6
787 SU squehanna 7
788 ST erling 8
789 ST erling 9
ST uyvesant 9
792 SY camore 2
794 SW inburne 4
795 SW inburne 5
821 VA ndyke 1
822 TA lmadge 2
823 TA lmadge 3
VA nderbilt 3
824 TA lmadge 4
825 TA lmadge 5
826 VA nderbilt 6
827 TA ylor 7
828 TA lmadge 8
829 TA lmadge 9
831 TE mpleton 1
832 TE mpleton 2
833 TE rrace 3
836 TE rrace 6
837 TE rrace 7
838 TE mpleton 8
839 TE rrace 9
841 TI voli 1
842 TI voli 2
843 VI rginia 3
844 VI gilant 4
845 TI llinghast 5
VI rginia 5
846 VI rginia 6
847 VI rginia 7
848 VI rginia 8
849 VI rginia 9
851 UL ster 1
852 UL ster 2
853 UL ster 3
854 UL ster 4
855 UL ster 5
856 UL ster 6
857 UL ster 7
858 UL ster 8
859 UL ster 9
861 UN iversity 1
862 TO mpkins 2
TO pping 2
863 UN derhill 3
864 UN iversity 4
865 UN iversity 5
VO lunteer 5
866 TO mpkins Square 6
UN iversity 6
867 TO mpkins 7
UN derhill 7
868 TO ttenville 8
871 TR iangle 1
872 TR emont 2
873 TR afalgar 3
TR emont 3
874 TR afalgar 4
875 TR iangle 5
876 TR afalgar 6 See Note 4
TR iangle 6
877 TR afalgar 7
878 TR emont 8
879 TR afalgar 9
881 TU lip 1
882 TU lip 2
885 TT - 5 See Note 5
TU lip 5
886 UT recht 6
887 TU rnbull 7
891 TW ining 1
892 TY rone 2
893 TY rone 3
894 TW ining 4
896 TW ining 6
897 TW ining 7
898 TW ining 8
899 TW ining 9
923 WA dsworth 3
924 WA tkins 4
925 WA lker 5
926 WA dsworth 6
927 WA dsworth 7 See Note 3
WA shington Heights 7
928 WA dsworth 8
929 WA tkins 9
932 YE llowstone 2
933 WE llington 3
936 WE ather 6
937 WE stchester 7
942 WI ckersham 2
WI lliams 2
943 WH itehall 3
944 WH itehall 4
945 WI lliamsburg 5
WI ndsor 5
946 WI ndsor 6
947 WI sconsin 7
948 WI ndsor 8
949 WI ndsor 9
962 WO rth 2
964 WO rth 4
966 WO rth 6
981 YU kon 1
982 YU kon 2
984 YU kon 4
985 YU kon 5
986 YU kon 6
987 YU kon 7
988 YU kon 8
989 YU kon 9
991 WY andotte 1
992 WY andotte 2
993 WY andotte 3

NOTE 1: The situation regarding BRowning exchanges is very confused. A 1955 directory shows BRowning 2 in Westchester County, but in a 1957 directory it is shown in Brooklyn. In 1959 it is also shown in Brooklyn, but in a different zone. This zone is also shown for Browning 2 in subsequent directories dated 1960 and later. The 1959 directory also shows BRowning 5 and 6, in Queens, but a 1960 directory does not show BRowning 6, and puts BRowning 5 in a different Queens zone. In addition, the 1960 directory shows an AR 5 exchange, which would conflict with BRowning 5. What can only be concluded is that the listings in these directories reflected planned new exchanges, not actual ones in service. BRowning 2 may not have actually been implemented until after 1957, BRowning 5 (if at all; see the listing for TUlip 5 in Note 5 below) till after 1959, and BRowning 6 not at all.

NOTE 2: The directory dated May 1948 (corrected to March 9, 1948) shows a new LUxemburg 2 exchange. The July 1949 (corrected to April 25, 1949) directory also includes a new JUdson 2 exchange, which would be dialed as an identical 482. Apparently the 482 exchange was introduced with the name LUxemburg 2 in the 1947-1948 period, but the name was locally disliked and was changed to JUdson 2, but already-issued LUxemburg 2 numbers were not immediately changed.

NOTE 3: The changes from ORchard 4 to ORegon 4, and from WAshington Heights 7 to WAdsworth 7, were not made at one single time. It would seem that new telephones were assigned the new name, but old telephones were not immediately changed, and directories from 1939 to 1957 showed both ORchard and ORegon 4, and as early as 1945 showed both WAshington Heights 7 and WAdsworth 7. By 1959, the change was complete.

NOTE 4: The 1957 directory consulted shows both TRiangle 6 and TRafalgar 6. These are not likely to have both existed at the same time. Neither the 1955 nor the 1959 directory shows TRiangle 6, while TRafalgar 6 appears in both the 1959 directory and earlier ones (The 1955 directory is unclear), which probably means that the reference to TRiangle 6 in the 1957 directory is in error. Until I am certain, however, this site will show TRiangle 6 as existing in 1957, though not in 1955 or 1959. More investigation is necessary.

NOTE 5: A 1959 telephone directory that I have seen shows a TUlip 5 exchange in the North Bronx. This would have the numeric equivalent of 885, exactly the same as the TT5 exchange started in 1960 in the same North Bronx zone. It is impossible that both could be in existence at the same time, so my suspicion is that the telephone company had planned, at the time the 1959 directory was printed, to introduce TUlip 5, and so put it in the zone list of exchanges for the benefit of customers who might have had to call numbers in that exchange while the 1960 directory had not yet come out, but by the time the exchange was opened, they named it TT5. This is simply speculation on my part, however. The fact that the telephone company predicted changes in advance is also shown by the fact that the 1960 directory shows both CIty Island 8 and TT5. This would indicate that the directory was printed when the exchange was still CIty Island 8, but the table listed TT5 so that subscribers could find TT5 in the table to compute their charges after the exchange was renamed.



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