The Last Payphone Standing

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© Darlene Bouchard
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Joe Lisha who owns Precision Pay Phones is the last pay phone owner residing in San Francisco. He once owned about 250 pay phones and now has 80. Most of them now live in his basement because they weren't making money anymore. Here he is repairing a pay phone near Haight Street, which was one of the first he ever owned.

4 responses

  • AJ Mears

    AJ Mears said (9 Jul 2009):

    Now if someone was sitting next to the busted phone on their cell, that'd be classic! My mom owns a pay phone, but other than hers I hardly ever see them anymore!

  • Marco Martinez

    Marco Martinez gave props (20 Aug 2009):

    Now that I think about it, I haven't seen a pay phone in a long time. Just last week I saw the shell of one at a park and nothing else. The dirty sidewalk provided an interesting background -- there is lots of grime, paint, and god knows what else...poor old chap.

  • Lisa Toleno

    Lisa Toleno (Deleted) gave props (27 Aug 2010):

    Amazing! when you need one these days ! you be very lucky to find one!!! and i did need one and took me forever to find one! and that it was working! nice shot

  • antonia vagarosa

    antonia vagarosa said (27 Dec 2010):

    woooooo!!!!!!! this is awesome!!! I have a collection of payphone photos!!!
    they are in extinction!!! well I'm still photographing them, they are not totally extinct yet...
    love this one!!!
    :)

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