Clarence Griffin, the President and General Manager of the company, housed the exchange ion his local drug store.
Telephone pioneer Otto Wettstein Jr., with financial assistance of Elliot Edge of Groveland, FL came to Dade City and in 1916 purchased Griffin’s company. Wettstein continued to acquire telephone exchanges throughout Florida. In 1925 he merged his 28 exchanges into
the Florida telephone Corporation.
Mr. Wettstein constructed a two story Mediterranean Revival building on 7th Street in Dade City to house the telephone company. The building was completed in 1925 and named Florida Telephone Corporation Building. The new space provided much improved service for the overloaded exchange located in Mr. Griffin’s drug store.
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