Boston, Massachusetts: Birthplace of the Telephone

A historical marker notes the place where Alexander Graham Bell and Thomas A. Watson transmitted sound over wires in 1875.
1-63 Cambridge St., Boston, MA
In front of the John F. Kennedy Building at Cambridge St. and New Sudbury St.
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First telephone transmission marker.

Birthplace Of The Telephone

On June 2, 1875, Alexander Graham Bell and Thomas A. Watson first transmitted sound over wires in a 5th floor garret on what was then 109 Court Street.

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The first successful transmission was a sound; the famous "Mr. Watson, come here, I want to see you" transmission of speech occurred the following year on March 10, 1876.

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