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  • Mural: "Mountain Telephone Construction"

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    Colorado artist Allen True painted thirteen murals for the Telephone Building's entrances and lobbies. The murals depicted events from the history of communications, such as this one showing the construction of telephone lines through the mountains.
    Mural: "Mountain Telephone Construction"
  • Telephone Building Today

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    Mountain States moved its headquarters to 1801 California Street in 1984. Now part of CenturyLink, the Telephone Building still serves as the main central office in Denver.
    Telephone Building Today
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931 14th St.: Historic Building, Virtual Tour,” Telecommunications History Group.

Thomas J. Noel and Barbara S. Norgren, Denver: The City Beautiful and Its Architects, 1893–1941 (Denver: Historic Denver, 1987).

R. Laurie Simmons and Thomas H. Simmons, “Telephone Building,” National Register of Historic Places Registration Form (October 2004).

Additional Information: 

Cavalcade of Communications: A Brief History of Mountain States Telephone (Denver: Mountain States Telephone, 1966).

Herbert J. Hackenburg, Jr., Muttering Machines to Laser Beams: A History of Mountain Bell (Denver: Mountain Bell, 1986).

Monitor 24, no. 3 (September 1929).

Howard T. Vaille, “Early Years of the Telephone in Colorado,” Colorado Magazine 5, no. 4 (1928).