Street scene photograph showing the location of Dayton area telephone poles and telephone lines. Photograph No. 52, On Springfield Pike, at abandoned "Big Four" crossing, looking west. In addition to the telephone pole lines, the photograph shows: residences in Mad River Township, probably in the vicinity of what later became North Smithville Road. (The "Big Four" refers to the Cleveland, Cincinnati, Chicago, and St. Louis Railway, or "C.C.C. & St.L. R.R.")
"Photographs of Telephone Pole Lines of The Ohio Bell Telephone Company Dayton District" by E.E. Brownell (March 1923)
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MS-70: Dayton Telephone Pole Line Photographs
Photographic print, black and white
Mad River (Montgomery County, Ohio : Township); Riverside (Ohio)
Fritsch, R. E., "No. 52, On Springfield Pike, at Abandoned "Big Four" Crossing, Looking West" (1923). Dayton Telephone Pole Line Photographs (MS-70). 52.
Springfield Pike; Big Four Railroad; Mad River (Montgomery County, Ohio : Township); Riverside (Ohio); Streets--Ohio--Riverside; Houses; Railroads