Wednesday, March 13, 2013

Gamewell

These yellow or red colored emergency call boxes around Portland are a common sight. Most, if not all, of the ones in Portland were manufactured by the Gamewell company. Gamewell was founded in Boston in the 1850's and is still in business today. Although the technology behind these original call boxes is quite old now, I assume most of them still work just as well as they did a hundred years ago. This particularly rustic looking box is on the corner of Portland Street and Parris Street: