Kelley, Iowa: Phone Booth - Welcome to KelleyCharming 20th century public phone booth, apparently under surveillance by locals who want to call you with a welcome. Stand inside and wait for your greeting.
- Giddings St., Kelley, IA
- Downtown. North side of Giddings St./CR E57 a block west of the water tower.
Visitor Tips and News About Phone Booth - Welcome to Kelley
I drove to Kelley, and noticed something I hadn't seen in many, many years... A stand alone full-functioning phone booth!! It was in great condition. After I had taken a few pictures, the phone began to ring. I answered the phone and a woman on the other end of the phone said to me: "Welcome to our city..." It was such a nice touch.
When I hung up, I put my finger in the coin return and, of course, there was a quarter! Later on, I found out that someone puts quarters in the coin return all the time. Nice little town with very friendly people.[Britt Marley, 07/18/2010]
There are many classic public phone booths still around, but it's rare for one to survive as the social and financial hub of a town. (Note: No more tips on phone booths -- unless they are time machines or filled with college student taxidermy.)