|1887 / 1889 Construction of the Eiffel Tower
There are many legends and fairy tales
and nobody knows precisely
who invented the expression Yellowpages ...
According to one of legend
in 1883 a printer in the US city Cayenne
run out of white paper and used yellow he had in stock
to finish printing a directory that had to respect a deadline.
as a temporary building for the Expo Universelle in 1889.
It is initailly planned to dismantel the Tower in 1909,
but it also has it´s use as a Telecommunication equipment,
serving as an antenna for radio transmission.
Gustave Eiffel fights for the conservation of his tower
which is today the icon of France.
of the Phonecompany
1889 July 16 a law is passed to nationalize Telephone services.
1890 France has 10.000 télphone subscribers
1891 a submarine cable is installed
under the Channel (la Manche)
connecting Paris and London.
1906 Centrales Téléphoniques in Paris
1906 the Telephone network of Paris is divided into 7
"centrales téléphoniques (phone hubs)
Gutenberg, Chaudron, Roquette,
Port Royal, Saxe, Passy, Desrenaudes