Historic Arkansas phone booth makes national register

The National Register of Historic Places has placed a phone booth on its list for the first time.

Old Arkansas phone booth makes heritage list.

Old Arkansas phone booth makes heritage list. Image by Dan Markeye / CC BY 2.0

The classic booth was built in the 1950s and is still operational in St Prairie, Arkansas. Phone booths were once ubiquitous across the USA , but their presence has dwindled to less than 500,000 in the era of the mobile phone. The St Prairie phone booth only collects about $4 in revenue each year.

Read more at: smithsonianmag.com

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