Mountain States Telephone Building

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Telephone Building
Telephone Building in Denver.jpg
Mountain States Telephone Building is located in Colorado
Mountain States Telephone Building
Mountain States Telephone Building is located in the United States
Mountain States Telephone Building
Location931 14th St.,
Denver, Colorado
Coordinates39°44′41″N 104°59′42″W / 39.74472°N 104.99500°W / 39.74472; -104.99500Coordinates: 39°44′41″N 104°59′42″W / 39.74472°N 104.99500°W / 39.74472; -104.99500
Arealess than one acre
ArchitectWilliam N. Bowman; et al.
Architectural styleLate Gothic Revival, "Modern American Perpendicular Gothic"
MPSDowntown Denver MPS
NRHP reference #04001555[1]
CSRHP #5DV.522
Added to NRHPJanuary 26, 2005

The Mountain States Telephone Building (also known as Telephone Building) is a historic building located at 931 14th Street in Denver, Colorado. It was listed on the National Register of Historic Places on January 26, 2005.[1]

It served as the headquarters of the Mountain States Telephone & Telegraph Company, later known as Mountain Bell. Constructed in a variant of the Gothic Revival style named "Modern American Perpendicular Gothic," the building was designed by local architect William N. Bowman. The new building, completed in 1929, was built to provide dial telephone service for the first time in Denver.[2]

It is a 15-story building with buff-colored terra cotta, on a pink granite base. According to its NRHP nomination, the "Mountain States Telephone and Telegraph Company, the building's original owner, called its architectural style 'Modern American Perpendicular Gothic,' referring to its setbacks, massing, vertically, and Gothic Revival style ornamentation."[3]

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  1. ^ a b "National Register Information System". National Register of Historic Places. National Park Service. March 13, 2009.
  2. ^ "Directory of Colorado State Register Properties: Denver City & County (S-Z)". Colorado Historical Society Office of Archaeology and Historic Planning. Retrieved 2009-06-18.
  3. ^ R. Laurie Simmons; Thomas H. Simmons (October 2004). "National Register of Historic Places Registration: Telephone Building / 5DV522". National Park Service. Retrieved October 24, 2017. With 15 photos.

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