Thursday Doors — June 11, 2020

I found this phone booth in McKinney, TX. Apparently, the family that lived in the house behind the booth had a strong affection for English-style phone booths. They were always more classy than the American booths.

For those of you not born in the last century, phone booths were found all across the land, in cities and towns. They had phones in them that you could put a quarter into and make a phone call. They were quite common and acceptable ways of communication. They also helped keep our heard immunity at a high level. 

This is my weekly entry to Norm 2.0’s Thursday Doors challenge.

Categories: Photography


  1. Strange that you have to explain what phone booths were for those born into the smart phone age. There are still a few of these around though very few of them have working phones in them. Some house defibrillators and some have ATM’s or have been converted to internet access points while some, like yours, end up as garden ornaments.


  2. Oh, lots of phone booths. i love them.


  3. You never know what you are going to find in Texas. I’m glad to know someone preserved a wonderful old phone booth.


  4. Thanks for showing it in color as well. I don’t think I could have stood just B&W, suspecting how vibrant it must really look. My dad used to check every phone booth for change that might have been left and found some more often than I would have thought. Not many of these around now and if there are any, they may not work and are often just trashed. Besides, how many people carry change?



  5. It always makes me smile when I come across one of these. I guess they all belong in museums now 😉


  6. I used to us them in London. I still remember how to use them with button A then B.


  7. The home behind is quite charming. I do love the old-timey English phone booths. In Hong Kong, they have converted their old phone booths into Wifi hotspots all over the city. Thirty minutes at a time free Wifi. Lovely post!


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