Wednesday, April 16, 2008

Blue Phone Booth at Brown's Corner


Brown's Corner is a small complex of businesses marking the southern start to Willits' "Miracle Mile" of strip malls and asphalt - a stark contrast to northern Main Street's walkable promenades. This phone booth is one of the last full sized ones I've seen anywhere in the area, and they are rapidly disappearing in the age of cell/mobile phones. I didn't try it, so I don't know if it works.

6 comments:

Abraham Lincoln said...

I am like you and cannot remember seeing a full-size phone booth for a number of years. The kids used to set the phone books on fire and for that reason and other forms of vandalism, they were removed. I don't suppose they will ever make a comeback.

Patrizia said...

We don't have phone booths anymore either. It sounds funny if you think that our children will not even know what a phone booth is!!!

Dina said...

With the phone booths disappearing I worry where Clark Kent can change into Superman clothes. :)

Chuck Pefley said...

Did you look inside to see if there was even a phone there? That "missing" phone thing was such a constant in Italy that I finally gave in and bought a cell phone while there for a month last year. Fortunately it uses SIM cards and I can use it with some US carriers here as well. Agreed. Times they are a changin'.

USelaine said...

I'm surprised this one looked as clean as it does. I didn't go into the booth, but I may have to now. Through the windows, it looked like the phone box itself was still there, and the phone book was hanging by its cable-attached cover.

Superman wouldn't have gotten much privacy in this booth - I wonder what else he could use in Willits...

Jana said...

Phone booths are disappearing here too!