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How many pay phones are left in Duluth?

Ah, the once-ubiquitous pay phone. I remember when they could be found on every major street corner, but if I needed one today, I would have no idea where to find one.

Are there any pay phones left in Duluth? If so, where? Confirm their existence by commenting below, but please post only current confirmations. If you have a vague memory of one existing a few years ago, that doesn’t count.

The list so far:

ICO at 6th Avenue East & 6th Street (1)
Cub Foods (?)
DECC (1)
Fond du Luth Casino (2)
Government Services Building (1)
UMD (~6)
Duluth Public Library–Main (1)
DTA Transit Center (1)
Holiday Center Mall (3)
DeWitt-Seitz Building (1)
Second/Third Avenue West & First Street (1)

Hammond Spur (1)

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22 Comment(s)

  1. Hillside ICO -- Sixth Ave. E. & Sixth St.

    adam | Mar 23, 2014 | New Comment
  2. Guessing the Payphone Project isn’t terribly up-to-date, since it lists Jim’s Hamburgers.

    adam | Mar 23, 2014 | New Comment
  3. Cub foods

    suebedo | Mar 23, 2014 | New Comment
  4. As far as I can tell, the Payphone Project is at least 10 years out of date, judging by certain businesses that closed long ago.

    suebedo, how many phones are at Cub? I’m assuming one, but if there’s two, they both count toward the total.

    Barrett Chase | Mar 23, 2014 | New Comment
  5. I took this picture of this lone payphone at an IT conference at the DECC not quite two years ago, because I thought it was funny to have all these IT folks on their cell phones with this lonely payphone all by itself.

    Lawrence Lee | Mar 23, 2014 | New Comment
  6. Library lower level? That weird corner in the ticket area at the DECC? Just guesses.

    Karasu | Mar 23, 2014 | New Comment
  7. My memories of pretty much everything are vague and from a few years ago.

    TimK | Mar 23, 2014 | New Comment
  8. There are two at Fond-du-Luth Casino.

    Drab T-Shirt | Mar 23, 2014 | New Comment
  9. First floor Government Services Building. I happened by it the other day and it caught my eye because I haven’t seen one in a while!

    judy gibbs | Mar 23, 2014 | New Comment
  10. Cheryl Anderson commented on the PDD Facebook page: “There are about 6 on and around the UMD campus.”

    Paul Lundgren | Mar 23, 2014 | New Comment
  11. Man, you guys are making me want a 2600 meeting. | Mar 23, 2014 | New Comment
  12. This one doesn’t count since it’s from a few months ago and it’s in Hayward at the Sawyer County Courthouse. It works for your one phone call to your bail bondsman. I have kept a short list of pay phones from travels in the upper Midwest — taken mostly with a smartphone, ironically enough.

    the Midnight Taco | Mar 23, 2014 | New Comment
  13. There used to be a 2600 meeting at Barnes & Noble when I first moved to town, but it stopped because of lack of attendance.

    adam | Mar 24, 2014 | New Comment
  14. Duluth Public Library.

    Paul Lundgren | Mar 24, 2014 | New Comment
  15. Whether you are heading east or west from downtown, the Duluth Transit Authority has you covered. At left, DTA Transit Center (eastbound). At right, Holiday Center Mall (westbound).

    Paul Lundgren | Mar 24, 2014 | New Comment
  16. Like the arches of Rome’s imperial period, the ancient stone pay-phone columns of Downtown Duluth leave archaeologists in awe.

    Paul Lundgren | Mar 24, 2014 | New Comment
  17. I didn’t snap a picture but I just saw a payphone at the Spur station right at the foot of the Blatnik Bridge in Superior…

    farnukem | Mar 24, 2014 | New Comment
  18. There was one in the Lake Avenue side entrance of the DeWitt-Seitz building a couple of months ago. I can’t be certain if it is still there though.

    Skazi19 | Mar 24, 2014 | New Comment
  19. By my studio, right outside the Encounter Skatepark on First Street, between Second and Third avenues west. I still see people use it every once in a while.

    SkatRadioh | Mar 25, 2014 | New Comment
  20. I’m pretty sure there is one at the Sinclair station out near the intersection of McQuade and Hwy61. I pointed it out to my 7 and 4 year olds as a peculiarity and tried to explain how it was back before cell phones…

    MomAH | Mar 26, 2014 | New Comment
  21. Don’t worry, the pay phone wasn’t damaged when the awning collapsed at the ICO. (Photo by Jason Wussow.)

    Paul Lundgren | Apr 7, 2014 | New Comment
  22. There is also a pay phone at Port City Antiques. You can buy it for $195.

    Paul Lundgren | May 4, 2014 | New Comment

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