Telephone Office -1929

The telephone office operated from 1929-1960 in Hanna. It stood on 2nd Avenue, west of the Royal Bank corner, and served as the telephone office until after 1960, when the Health Unit took ownership of the building. In 1971, the Royal Bank purchased the land for its new structure and donated the building to the Historical Society. Moving the building proved to be a struggle. It was necessary to remove the bricks and clean them before resetting them. In the process, many bricks were discovered to be unusable. As a result, new bricks were purchased, but the colour couldn’t be matched. This building has since been completely furnished and still has the switchboard used to connect calls. Along with the switchboard, this building features a hairdresser shop, a camera collection, and much more!