Educational Resources
Not only does the physical location of the phone building have a history, but so does the history of communications in the area. The telephone itself has only been around since 1876, and it didn’t make its way to Denver until 1879. Before that, residents of the area used many other means to communicate over long distances—the telegraph, the train, men on horseback, and even the smoke from fires all played a part in the local history of communications.

Please use the links below to explore this section, or click here to continue a Guided Tour.

Front of Exhibit
Building Site History
Local History of Communications
Architecture and Construction
Working in the Palace and Tour
Arapaho and Schooners
Growth of Denver
Skid Row
Building Site Chosen
Smoke Signals
Pony Express
Trains and Telegraphs
Local Phones
The Drawing Board
In Use
14th St Outer
14th St Inner
Curtis St Outer
Curtis St Inner
And More
Main Floor
Even Floors
Odd Floors
Fourteenth Floor
Fourteenth Floor Museum
Fifteenth Floor

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