Southern Nevada Consolidated Telephone-Telegraph Company Building

Esmeralda County
  37.70935, -117.23552

"The former telegraph building at Ramsen and Columbia is now privately owned, and like many buildings in Goldfield, still awaits renovation. I'm hoping county officials inform me when the renovation takes place!" -- Journal Entry, July 2008

At 206 East Ramsen Street -- Goldfield
* From Crook Street (US 95) turn north onto Columbia and stay straight for one block to Ramsen Street *

Original Date Visited: 7/14/08

Signed: No

  • Marker 242 plaque
  • Southern Nevada Telephone-Telegraph Building
  • Marker 242 in Goldfield

Exact Description:
This was the communications center of Goldfield from 1906 to 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 craftsmen of the early 1900 era, and an example of the business life in the Tonopah-Goldfield area from years when the mines were producing millions and bringing new prosperity to the state of Nevada.

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