SHOW NOTES: The Airlight

It’s exactly like the other million and a half Airlight Outdoor Telephone Booths that dotted the country in the days before cell phones, but this one has withstood the test of time – and a collision with a SUV!

After “the incident,” the damaged booth was taken to PGTeleco’s shops and repaired.

The Old Airlight is a popular destination for one-of-a-kind photos.

Before the Second World War, phone booths were large wooden affairs located in places like hotel lobbies, train stations and drug stores.
Here’s the ad that introduced the Airlight to the public. It served the purposes for a nation that had taken to the open road for pleasure and business travel.
In 2015 despite “blurring the line between a ‘place’ and an artifact,” the Airlight was placed on the National Register of Historic Places for it’s architecture and it signficance to communications of the area.