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Friday, May 6, 2011

Sad City Classic: Hartford Pay Phone #29


It's been a long time since we visited our Hartford Pay Phone Contest, charting the remaining pay phones, but this one was too good to leave out.  We found this phone at the Wal-Mart on Flatbush Ave.  Since this Wal-Mart was built only about a decade ago, we are guessing this might be the most recent, and possibly last, pay phone that will be installed in Hartford.

Most of the phones we have found on our search are outside and most are dirty enough to give one pause before putting the phone to one's ear.  Not this phone. The Wal-Mart phone is sparkling clean and even has a nice bench next to it you can relax one while chatting the afternoon away on a pay phone.

 Ahhh, nothing like a relaxing shopping day at the local Wal-Mart followed by a chat on a pay phone next to the happy customers in the return line.  A fine way to spend a Saturday afternoon! So support local business and use the pay phone at Wal-Mart.

There's more out there, so feel free to email us your pay phone finds.

1 comment:

  1. I don't even think the Walmart has been there 10 years. More like 5-6 years I think. (I drive by there every day for 15 years)