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1957 Telephone House

1957 Telephone House

Newspaper vendor at the main entrance to Telephone House. Maxim's Restaurant can be seen in the window on the right. Advertisement for Maxim's in Telephone House can be viewed here

Date picture taken (may be approximate): 
Monday, October 7, 1957


What means "291"? It's probably not the numer of the building on Des Voeux Road.

It is not the number of the building, A similar number on a building pillar can be seen at 06:13 in this IWM video 

Its not the lot number either as 291 was on the corner of queens Road Central & Duddell Street. perhaps it has something to do with a hawker stand license for selling newspapers etc at that location.