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Goldfield in Esmeralda County, Nevada — The American Mountains (Southwest)
 

Southern Nevada Consolidated Telephone-Telegraph Company Building

 
 
Southern Nevada Consolidated Telephone-Telegraph Company Building Marker image. Click for full size.
By M H, May 8, 2011
1. Southern Nevada Consolidated Telephone-Telegraph Company Building Marker
Inscription. This was the communications center of Goldfield from 1906 until 1963. From 1904 to 1920, Goldfield boomed as a gold producing center. It was the largest (20,000+) city in Nevada during that period, having four railroads and other modern conveniences. The building was one of a few spared by a fire that destroyed 53 blocks of the downtown area in 1923. Today, it is one of the few unspoiled examples of the work of the craftsmen of the early 1900 era, and an example of the business life in the Tonopah-Goldfield area from the years when the mines were producing millions and bringing new prosperity to the state of Nevada.
 
Erected by Division of Historic Preservation and Archeology, Central Nevada Historical Society. (Marker Number 242.)
 
Location. 37° 42.547′ N, 117° 14.095′ W. Marker is in Goldfield, Nevada, in Esmeralda County. Marker is on Ramsey Street east of Columbia Avenus, on the right when traveling east. Touch for map. Marker is in this post office area: Goldfield NV 89013, United States of America.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within walking distance of this marker. Goldfield Community Center (about 500 feet away, measured in a direct line); Gans Vs. Nelson (about 600 feet away); Goldfield
Southern Nevada Consolidated Telephone-Telegraph Company Building and Marker image. Click for full size.
By M H, May 8, 2011
2. Southern Nevada Consolidated Telephone-Telegraph Company Building and Marker
Marker is mounted on the building to the left of the entrance door.
(about 700 feet away); California Beer Hall Warehouse (about 800 feet away); Where’s Gran Pah? (approx. 0.2 miles away); Goldfield’s Railroads (approx. 0.2 miles away); a different marker also named Goldfield (approx. 0.2 miles away); The Gables (approx. ¼ mile away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Goldfield.
 
Also see . . .  New Amended Text for Marker. The Nevada State Historic Preservation Office (SHPO) recently updated the text of the roughly 260 state historical markers in Nevada. The Nevada SHPO placed the amended text of each individual marker on its website and will change the actual markers in the field as funding allows. Minor changes have been made to the marker for grammar and readability. The link will take you to the Nevada SHPO page for the marker with the amended text. (Submitted on November 12, 2013, by Duane Hall of Abilene, Texas.) 
 
Categories. CommunicationsIndustry & CommerceMan-Made Features
 
The intersection of Ramsey Street and Columbia Avenue image. Click for full size.
By M H, May 8, 2011
3. The intersection of Ramsey Street and Columbia Avenue
The Telegraph building is the small building on the left.
 
 
Credits. This page was last revised on February 19, 2018. This page originally submitted on May 10, 2011. This page has been viewed 549 times since then and 75 times this year. Last updated on February 19, 2018. Photos:   1, 2, 3. submitted on May 10, 2011, by Mh of Las Vegas, Nevada. • Andrew Ruppenstein was the editor who published this page.
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