police call box history

At the recent unveiling of Southwest Neighborhood call box art, the DC Metropolitan Police Department Historian, Sgt. Nicholas Breul, talked about police call box history.   His enthusiasm demonstrated the Police Department’s new appreciation for its illustrious history.

Sgt. Breul suggested that police call booths helped to inspire later telephone call booths.  That gives the call boxes extra historical significance for the FCC, which has its headquarters in the Southwest Neighborhood.  Telephone call cost probably has also influenced evolving telephone call booth architecture.

Here’s a video of Sgt. Breul’s talk:

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