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modernpace
help me ID built-in
modernpace
Jack
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Jack

Just a guess but I would say a telephone cubby.

Jack

Mastercarpentry
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Mastercarpentry

I concur. These were common to that period.

Phil

Sombreuil_mongrel
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Sombreuil_mongrel

The top half would obviously be for the candlestick-style phone, but what to make of the bottom section? Especially the vertical groove, and what looks to be a thin shelf added some time later.
Casey

Mastercarpentry
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Mastercarpentry

If a multi-story house it could have been a dumbwaiter. But probably just a phone cubby. The vertical groove might have been them using 1X4 (or whatever) because they had it on hand. Lots of ???'s with some things in old houses and not always the answers to them.

Phil

Jack
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Jack

Many had a decorative ppanel in the bottom to hide the wire and connector.

Jack

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