The Telephone Building
One autumn evening in 1907, the switchboards of the Hudson River Telephone Company lit up for the very first time. The handsome new building on Main Street employed the latest technology. When subscribers lifted his or her receiver off the hook to make a call, a small light automatically lit up on the switchboard. When the operator connected the call, another light came on, and the light went off when the call was over. This great advance in communications technology was quite impressive to the turn-of-the-century man or woman.
Over one hundred years later, and after a long, artful restoration by building owner Deborah Bigelow of Gilded Twig, Beacon's original telephone building is home, once again, to those in the business of communication! Today, where rows of operators once staffed state-of-the-art electric switchboards, BEAHIVE members share a creative, co-working environment making calls on cell phones and working from laptops to communicate with clients locally and worldwide. Its twenty-first century tenants - BEAHIVE, A Little Beacon Blog, Gilded Twig, and Mara Farrell Concepts - infuse the building with their business energy as well as support for each other and the local community.
Office Space Available for Rent
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Looking for a creative business to share Beacon's historic 1907 Telephone Building at 291 Main Street with BEAHIVE, A Little Beacon Blog, Gilded Twig, and Mara Farrell Concepts.
The 127 s/f office is on the lower level of the building and shares a conference room plus common spaces (350 s/f) with Gilded Twig and Mara Farrell Concepts. Surrounded by walls of exposed BUDD brick and the charming wood pattern of the original concrete foundation framing. Natural light comes from two grilled windows facing South and West to the building's parking area. Office is protected by deadbolt lock and building's central station security system. For movie fans, the room was featured in the movie, Super Troopers (before renovation!).
Size: 127 s/f with access to shared Conference Room
Details: Exposed Brick, Natural Light
Utilities: Baseboard Heat, Window AC
Parking: On Street
Address: 291 Main Street, Beacon, NY 12508
Lease: 2 Year with 1 Month security deposit
Available: October 1, 2016
Showing: By Appointment. Please call Deborah at 914-720-9029.
INCLUDED FOR YOUR USE
- Keurig Coffee Maker
- Tea Kettle
- Dishes & Silverware
- Sink for Rinsing
- Artist Work-Sink
- Food Composting
- In-Building Recycling
- Conference Table
- 10 Folding Chairs