Sad pay phone of the week: The pay phone at 27th and Welton

Categories: Sad Pay Phones

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Location: 27th and Welton.

Number: (303) 299- 0027

Status: Operable.

Cost: 50 cents for local calls.

Photo Taken: 2:30p.m. on March 31.

You know the expression "Every dog has its day?" Well, this particular pay phone's day has probably come and gone.

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Steven Pierce
The phone is nestled uncomfortably in the wall of an abandoned kitchen called Zonas Tamales and just down the street from a bail-bonds office.

Unless you have super-human hearing, the sound of car alarms, sub woofers from passing cars and light-rail bells make hearing anything from the receiver a very difficult task.

On the plus side, the phone definitely deserves credit for surviving in such a hard neighborhood. Graffiti, etchings and other assorted bumps and bruises are testimony to the hard-knock life.

Of all the pay phones we've featured so far, this one takes the cake -- but not the tamale.

Check out other sad pay phones in our Sad Pay Phones archive.


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