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Where is "Golden Boy" Sprit of Communications Statue?
11 May 2007 07:31:58 -0700

AT&T used to have a statue known as Sprit of Communications, nicknamed
Golden Boy.

The last I heard it was at their Bedminster NJ headquarters, but I
don't know if it's still there or even if AT&T still maintains offices
there, given all its reorgs.

Would anyone know accurately where the statute is today and if it's
accsesible by the public?


[TELECOM Digest Editor's Note: Do you recall when the cover of nearly
every alphabetical (white pages) phone directory used to be a sort of
grey-blueish color with the town name at the top and the 'Spirit of
Communications' statue pictured under that? At least all the South-
western Bell books (circa 1930-40's era)were designed that way and
the Chicago Telephone Company/early Illinois Bell directories were
designed that way. And a replica of Golden Boy was in the Chicago
Headquarters public office of Illinois Bell in the 1950-60's, when
IBT had their public business office at 212 West Washington Street
downtown. Since Bell had that entire block, they also had an entrance
around the corner at 225 West Randolph Street (same building) where
the telephone museum was located.

I think all of Bedminster's AT&T facility moved to San Antonio, TX. PAT]

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