The Retrotechnologist has a nice essay on telephone exchanges. The two-letters that used to designate the switchboard center where your call was handled. I still like to use the exchanges to figure out where calls originate, though with cell phones now, it is much more difficult. I’ve had my land line phone since 1948, and I have no intention of giving it up.
I haven’t found a list of all the exchanges in the Cleveland are, I’ve learned a couple of them:
LOngacre (56) FAirmount (32)
SKyline (75) GArfield (42)
SWeetbriar (79) TUxedo (88)
MOntrose (66) WEather (to get the weather report and time)
I take it back, there is a list HERE.