The booth was built in 1893. This year, it got a new cedar shingle roof. It is open most days from 10-5, and staffed by volunteers who pass out brouchures and give directions. Most of the volunteers have a healthy love of New London and the gift of gab. They don't mind discussing the city's history or tutoring the unindoctrinated.
Hidden on the back wall of the closet inside the information booth is a wooden plaque inscribed with pencil. It reads, in impeccable handwriting:
Relocation and rebuilding by:
D.T. LITTLE ASSOC.
DONALD TOWNSEND, DANIEL EDWARDS
DEREK ANDREW-& FRIENDS
The little trolley booth is a work of fanciful, Victorian architechture, like many of the buildings that make up New London's streetscape. If you need to find your way in the city's maze of streets, feel free to stop by. The friendly volunteers who staff the booth will be happy to see you.