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    • Exchange, construction progress

    • View of the Mountain States Telephone and Telegraph exchange building on 3rd (Third) Street in Cripple Creek (Teller County), Colorado. The small wood frame structure is propped up by wooden beams along the front of the building. A sign on a...
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    • 1896, June
    • Lighting plant, 1441 Lawrence St.

    • Interior view of a Colorado Telephone Company electrical plant in Denver, Colorado; shows a side crank generator, switches, and meters.
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    • 1896, September
    • Old exchange exteriors

    • View of the intersection of 4th Street and Victor Street in the town of Victor (Teller County), Colorado. The two story brick Victor Banking Company building is on the corner. A sign for the Mountain States Telephone and Telegraph Company is...
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    • 1897
    • Exchange construction progress

    • Laborers work at the construction site of the Mountain States Telephone and Telegraph Company exchange building in Colorado Springs (El Paso County), Colorado. Shows wood framing and partial brick walls.
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    • 1897 December
    • Exchange, construction progress

    • Men inspect the progress of construction at the site of the Mountain States Telephone and Telegraph exchange building in Colorado Springs (El Paso County), Colorado. Several men in suits, ties, and overcoats walk on the boards of the first floor....
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    • 1897 December
    • Old pole lines, E. 10th Ave., east from Broadway

    • View of telephone poles and street lights at the intersection of East 10th Avenue and Broadway Street in the Capitol Hill Neighborhood of Denver, Colorado. Shows wood frame houses on the street. A sign on a barn nearby reads: "[?] Brown [?]...
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    • 1897 January 16
    • Old pole lines, E. 10th Ave., east from Lincoln

    • View of telephone and utility poles near the intersection of 10th Avenue and Lincoln Street in the Capitol Hill Neighborhood of Denver, Colorado. Trees line the dirt road. Brick houses are in the distance.
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    • 1897 January 16
    • Old pole lines, East 10th Ave. & Lincoln

    • View of telephone and utility poles near the intersection of 10th Avenue and Lincoln Street in the Capitol Hill Neighborhood of Denver, Colorado. Shows houses and yards. A church steeple and the dome of the Arapahoe County Courthouse are in the...
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    • 1897 January 16
    • Switchboard

    • View of the switchboard in the Mountain States Telephone and Telegraph Company exchange building in Pueblo (Colorado). Shows wires, headsets, speakers, and circuits. A bare electric light bulb hangs from the ceiling.
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    • 1897 October
    • Pole lines - Downing & 21st Ave

    • View of the intersection of 21st (Twenty First) and Downing Streets in the Five Points neighborhood of Denver, Colorado; shows Colorado Telephone Company poles and trees.
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    • 1897, February
    • York office, construction progress

    • View of a Mountain States Telephone and Telegraph Company exchange building under construction probably on York Street in Denver, Colorado. The building is a one story brick structure with compound pilasters and dentils.
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    • 1898
    • York office, construction progress

    • View of a Mountain States Telephone and Telegraph Company construction on York Street in Denver, Colorado; features pilasters and dentils. Men work with bricks and a hod, a bicycle is by lumber, a barrel and a sifting screen, and houses are in the...
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    • 1898
    • Pole lines - Wazee & 15th Sts.

    • View of the intersection of 15th (Fifteenth) and Wazee Streets in Denver, Colorado; shows Colorado Telephone Company poles, brooms, crates, barrels, trash, and businesses with signs: "Parlin & Orendorff Co.," and "Barteldes & Co. Seeds."
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    • 1898
    • P.B.X. exchange - old switchboard - Denver Tramway Co.

    • Interior view of a Colorado Telephone Company switchboard in the Denver Tramway Company building in Denver, Colorado. Men work at panels with gauges, microphones, speakers, vacuum tubes, and a clock.
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    • 1898
    • Gallup & W. 29th Ave.

    • A man sits on a delivery wagon near the Summit Company building at the intersection of Ashland Avenue (later West 29th, Twenty-Ninth Avenue) and Gallup Street (later Zuni Street) in Denver, Colorado. Phone and utility poles line the street. The...
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    • 1898 February 5
    • Colorado Springs Exchange

    • View of the Colorado Telephone Company exchange office in Colorado Springs (El Paso County), Colorado; features include ornate brick, voussoirs, a cornice, and terra cotta garlands. Bicycles, a wagon, and a man are by the building.
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    • 1899, March 7
    • Storms, Colfax & Acoma alley

    • View of the intersection of Colfax Street and the Acoma alley in Denver, Colorado; ice and snow damage includes broken Colorado Telephone Company poles and damaged buildings. Snow covers construction materials and houses.
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    • 1900, April 4
    • Storms, Blake and 16th St, Denver

    • View of the intersection of 16th (Sixteenth) and Blake Streets in Denver, Colorado; ice and snow damage includes broken Colorado Telephone Company poles. The Inter Ocean Hotel is by signs: "Zang Tonic," and "Chas. F. Miller."
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    • 1900, April 4
    • Storms, Colfax & Acoma alley

    • View of the intersection of Colfax Street and the Acoma alley in Denver, Colorado; ice and snow damage includes broken Colorado Telephone Company poles and damaged buildings.
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    • 1900, April 4
    • 1421 Champa, construction progress

    • View of the Colorado Telephone Company building (1413-1425 Champa) under construction in Denver, Colorado. The building is a four story brick facade with dentals along the flat roof line. A carved stone over the door reads: "Telephone Building."...
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    • 1902
    • Lower 17th St.

    • View of 17th (Seventeenth) Street in Denver, Colorado; a man works with Colorado Telephone Company wires by snow and storefronts with signs: "The Scott Supply & Tool Co." A horse drawn merchant's wagon and Union Station are in the distance.
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    • 1902
    • 1421 Champa, construction progress excavation

    • View of an excavated area filled with brick rubble and wood joists at the site of the Colorado Telephone Company building at 1421 Champa Street, Denver, Colorado. A cut stone wall lines a portion of the hole. Bricks are stacked near a shed-roofed...
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    • 1902 June 4
    • 1421 Champa, construction progress

    • View of the partial facade and internal framework of the Mountain States Telephone and Telegraph Company building at 1421 Champa Street in Denver, Colorado. Iron beams are stacked nearby.
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    • 1902 September
    • 1421 Champa St., construction progress, framing around cable shaft

    • View of iron beams and brick walls around the cable shaft under construction at the Colorado Telephone Company Building at 1421 Champa Street, Denver, Colorado. A ladder is braced against the wall and brick rubble is piled on scaffolding.
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    • 1902 September 9
    • 1421 Champa St., construction progress, framing around cable shaft

    • View of construction in the interior of the Colorado Telephone Company Building at 1421 Champa St, Denver, Colorado. Shows brick walls and iron beams. A vat for mixing mortar sits on wood scaffolding and a ladder rests against the wall.
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    • 1902 September 9
    • 1421 Champa, construction progress, excavation

    • View of excavation at the construction site of the Colorado Telephone Company Building at 1421 Champa Street in Denver, Colorado. Shows a cut stone foundation, stone rubble, iron pipes, iron fittings, and construction debris. Two winches are set up...
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    • 1902, June 4
    • 1421 Champa, construction progress

    • View of the partial facade and internal framework of the Colorado Telephone Company building, 1421 Champa Street, Denver, Colorado. Carved stone over the main entryway reads: "Telephone Building." Men stand on the sidewalk and look up at the...
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    • 1902, September
    • Exchange equipment, 1421 Champa, toll switchboard under construction

    • View of the switchboard room at the Colorado Telephone Company Building at 1421 Champa Street in Denver, Colorado. The partially constructed switchboards are pulled out from the wall. Wires are draped on the switchboards and lie in clusters on the...
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    • 1903, July 14
    • 1421 Champa, exterior, front

    • View of the Colorado Telephone Company Building at 1421 Champa Street in Denver, Colorado; a four story brick structure with an ornate cornice and stained glass fanlight window. Stone entablature reads: "Telephone Building." Engaged columns flank...
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    • 1904
    • Salida Exchange equipment

    • Interior view of a Colorado Telephone Company office in Salida (Chaffee County), Colorado; shows a switchboard.
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    • 1904
    • Old exchange exterior, Ault, Colo.

    • View of the Mountain States Telephone and Telegraph Company exchange building in Ault (Weld County), Colorado. The building is a one story brick structure with corner entrance and arched window. Sign carved in stone above the doorway reads: "Bank."...
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    • 1904 November 27
    • Colorado Springs Exchange

    • View of the Colorado Telephone Company exchange office in Colorado Springs (El Paso County), Colorado; features include ornate brick, voussoirs, a cornice, and terra cotta garlands. Bicycles, a wagon, and a man are by the building.
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    • 1904, April
    • Operator's cafeteria - 1421 Champa

    • Interior view at the Colorado Telephone Company exchange cafeteria in Denver, Colorado; shows a lunch room with a coffee machine and a potted palm.
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    • 1906
    • Operator's sick room - 1421 Champa

    • Interior view of an infirmary at the Colorado Telephone Company exchange in Denver, Colorado; decor includes a pitcher and bowl for washing, a wicker rocking chair, an Oriental rug, and pillows with ruffles.
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    • 1906
    • Hudson Street & 14th Street

    • View of an open field, proposed site for a Mountain States Telephone and Telegraph building, near the intersection of Hudson and 14th Street in the Hale Neighborhood of Denver, Colorado. An automobile is parked on a dirt road near the field. Houses...
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    • 1908 February
    • Pueblo Exchange Bldg. business office

    • Interior view of a Colorado Telephone Company exchange office in Pueblo (Pueblo County), Colorado; shows a metal screen, chairs, and coffee maker.
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    • 1910
    • Gallup Office

    • View of Colorado Telephone Company offices on Gallup (later Zuni) Street in the Highland Neighborhood of Denver, Colorado; the building has a cornice and an arched entry. Brick shows second story addition; houses are to the side.
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    • 1910
    • Pueblo Exchange Bldg. front

    • View of the Colorado Telephone Company exchange office in Pueblo (Pueblo County), Colorado; sign reads "Long Distance Telephone," (bell logo) and "Pay Station." Features include a tile roof and stepped pediment; adjacent duplex has corbeled brick...
    • Floyd, John W. C.
    • 1910
    • Pueblo Exchange Bldg. front

    • View of the Colorado Telephone Company exchange office in Pueblo (Pueblo County), Colorado; the building features arched windows and wide eaves. Bicycles are parked; signs read: "Long Distance Telephone Pay Station (bell logo)," and "Sam Nelson...
    • Floyd, John W. C.
    • 1910
    • Colorado Telephone Co. baseball team

    • Members of the Colorado Telephone Company baseball team pose near a wooden fence probably in Denver, Colorado. The men wear tall socks, knickers, and jerseys emblazoned with the letters: "C.T. Co." with a bell logo. Some men wear baseball gloves on...
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    • 1911
    • Switchboards, old Kellogg, used at Centro, Colorado

    • View of a Kellogg switchboard used in the Mountain States Telephone and Telegraph Company exchange in Centro (Conejos County), Colorado. The switchboard is in a mahogany wood cabinet and with forty-five plugs and cords. A circuit panel leans on the...
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    • 1911
    • J. E. MacDonald, office, 1421 Champa

    • Interior view of a Mountain States Telephone and Telegraph Company office in Denver, Colorado; decor includes a desk, lamp, telephone, Oriental rugs, and Moroccan leather wall covering.
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    • 1912
    • J. E. MacDonald, office, 1421 Champa

    • Interior view of a Mountain States Telephone and Telegraph Company office in Denver, Colorado; decor includes a roll top desk, a safe (Charpiot Safe Co.), ceiling lamp, telephone, Oriental rugs, a bell, rubber stamp and pad, thermometer, Arts and...
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    • 1912
    • Removing poles - lower 15th St, Denver

    • View of 15th (Fifteenth) Street in Denver, Colorado; men work with Mountain States Telephone and Telegraph Company poles by office buildings with signs: "The M. J. O'Fallon Supply Company," and "Balke-Collender Co."
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    • 1912

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