The Telephone Exchange Building: 100 Years in the Making

June 30 - October 31, 2018

Originally built by the Southern New England Telephone company (SNET) in 1917-18 to house the equipment and switchboards for the growing local telephone clientele of New Milford and the surrounding towns, the building at 29 Church Street is now home to AMEICO’s contemporary Design Store & Gallery. To commemorate the centennial of this historic structure, restored for future generations to enjoy, AMEICO hosted an exhibition of rare telephones belonging to local collectors Mark Berghold, George Champion and Nancy A. Davis, the earliest examples of which would have been found in households when 29 Church Street was constructed. The exhibition also provided an overview of the growing importance of the telephone in New Milford one hundred years ago.