Southwestern Bell Telephone Co. Rosedale Exchange – Jennings

This three-story brick structure with a rusticated base and pedimented entry was built in 1909 as a telephone exchange for the Southwestern Bell Telephone Company. Since 1939 the building has been used for offices, as a warehouse and as an apartment house tenanted primarily by gypsies. A major renovation in 1982-83 included the replacement of the windows with reflective black glass, which compromised the architectural integrity of the structure. It is now used for offices. The exterior has been painted, obscuring the stone detailing shown in the photo to the left.

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