Worthington Street at Stearns park, Showing Telephone Building and New Addition. Springfield has 25,000 telephones and 335 direct toll lines to 40 cities and towns. 150,000 calls are made daily through the local switchboards on which are 15,000 tiny electric lights. There are 600 local employees and 80,000 miles of wire in the city. Four Million Dollars is invested in buildings and equipment. We are at the top in per capita use of "Hello."