WBEZ | telephone exchange http://www.wbez.org/tags/telephone-exchange Latest from WBEZ Chicago Public Radio en How did our area's phone numbers evolve? http://www.wbez.org/series/curious-city/how-did-our-areas-phone-numbers-evolve-109028 <img typeof="foaf:Image" src="http://llnw.wbez.org/main-images/Dan Brady flickr image telephones.jpg" alt="" /><p><p>Jeffrey Osman of Chicago&#39;s Bucktown neighborhood remembers a time when dialing the number a friend in Chicago meant using neighborhood names, such as &quot;HUmboldt.&quot; Jeffrey wanted to revisit those old telephone exchanges and learn their history. Reporter Chris Bentley was game to flip through dusty phone books and history books for some answers.&nbsp;</p><p>Get behind-the-scenes updates and follow Chris and Jeffrey&#39;s progress via the reporter&#39;s notebook below.&nbsp;</p><p><iframe frameborder="0" height="750" src="http://cdn.knightlab.com/libs/timeline/latest/embed/index.html?source=0Am-AbC8HDbXMdFJTYVhaZ2Y3Q21TdWM0NkY4cnB5Rnc&amp;font=PTSerif-PTSans&amp;maptype=toner&amp;lang=en&amp;hash_bookmark=true&amp;width=620&amp;height=750" width="620"></iframe></p><p><a href="http://www.wbez.org/series/curious-city/about-curious-city-98756">Curious City</a>&nbsp;is a news-gathering experiment designed to satisfy the public&#39;s curiosity. People like you&nbsp;<a href="http://curiouscity.wbez.org/#!/ask">submit questions</a>,&nbsp;<a href="http://curiouscity.wbez.org/#!/ask">vote&nbsp;</a>for their favorites, and WBEZ reports out the winning questions in real time on&nbsp;<a href="http://www.facebook.com/curiouscityproject">Facebook</a>,&nbsp;<a href="http://twitter.com/#!/WBEZCuriousCity">Twitter&nbsp;</a>and the reporter&#39;s notebook above.</p></p> Tue, 29 Oct 2013 10:43:00 -0500 http://www.wbez.org/series/curious-city/how-did-our-areas-phone-numbers-evolve-109028