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Old 11-03-2008, 03:51 PM
 
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I think there was also MElrose, too.
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Old 11-04-2008, 01:12 PM
 
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MElrose in the Bond Hill area. I had long forgotten these. i wonder how they got started, who gave them names, and when (and why) it changed. (Too many numbers over time, I suppose).
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Old 11-09-2008, 07:44 PM
 
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I think MElrose was in Norwood. My first boss lived in Norwood and I believe that was his exchange.
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Old 11-10-2008, 12:03 AM
 
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Default Exchange names

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MElrose in the Bond Hill area. I had long forgotten these. i wonder how they got started, who gave them names, and when (and why) it changed. (Too many numbers over time, I suppose).
Some dedicated amateurs are documenting the history of exchange
names at this web site:

The Telephone EXchange Name Project

According to their database, Cincinnati's MElrose-1 and JEfferson-1
exchanges were assigned after NOrwood got too big.
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Old 11-10-2008, 08:36 PM
 
Location: Bridgetown, Ohio
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Default The dawning of Press 1 for ...

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The one exchange to screw things up was in Bond Hill, 242 !!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
If I remember correctly, the 242 exchange was the first in the area to be "touch-tone" capable - i.e., in the day of mneumonic exchanges, we had real dials on our telephones.
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Old 11-16-2008, 09:26 PM
 
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Default Frisch's Mainliner

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That does it! With the passing of the mainliner I am officially old. I spent soooo many Friday nights there, in vain attempts at picking up girls. Probably competed with goyguy for them.

The Frisch's in Roselawn was not the Mainliner. That distinction belonged (and still does) to the one on Wooster Pike in Fairfax.
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Old 11-17-2008, 06:23 PM
 
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Not sure why we called the Roselawn one the mainliner...but there you have it. Maybe because in our self-congratulatory fashion we thought of Reading Rd as the Mainline.

I haven't lived in Cincy for many years, but until this thread I did not even know of the existence of the Mainliner on Wooster Pike.
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Old 11-17-2008, 10:44 PM
 
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Default Mainliner #2

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The Frisch's in Roselawn was not the Mainliner. That distinction belonged (and still does) to the one on Wooster Pike in Fairfax.
The Roselawn Frisch's was also known as the Mainliner. This is what
we called that branch when I worked at Frisch's. It is not the
original Mainliner, and it is sometimes also referred to as
"Mainliner #2," but a lot of people know this branch by the name
Mainliner. FWIW, there was a replica of that propeller aircraft
alongside the Frisch's logo at this location.
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Old 11-18-2008, 11:35 PM
 
Location: East Walnut Hills
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The Roselawn Frisch's was also known as the Mainliner. This is what
we called that branch when I worked at Frisch's. It is not the
original Mainliner, and it is sometimes also referred to as
"Mainliner #2," but a lot of people know this branch by the name
Mainliner. FWIW, there was a replica of that propeller aircraft
alongside the Frisch's logo at this location.

I agree. I remember both the Mainlliner on Wooster Pike {which still exists}, and the Reading Rd. Frisch's, which had the propeller aircraft. I grew up in Golf Manor, but used to run around in the Roselawn neighborhood. This Frisch's may have not been the "original" Mainliner, but was considered a Mainliner.

And P.S. ~ I have driven by the Reading Rd. Frisch's more than once recently, and it looks really sad. :{

Last edited by soozycue520; 11-18-2008 at 11:37 PM.. Reason: post script
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Old 11-19-2008, 12:46 AM
 
Location: Cambridge, MA
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It's because of Reading Rd's general "sadness" that this thread lives on and on...
Can any recent travelers of that thoroughfare tell me whether Amma's Kitchen is still open? For some years it was known as "Udipi" and was doing a land-office business as Cincinnati's only Southern Indian vegetarian restaurant. Not long after the name change, it dropped off the radar. It occupied (and hopefully still does) the building which for many years housed the Fortune Kookie.
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