Arvada Telephone Company

Address: 7520 Grant Place, Arvada, 80002

The local name was the Arvada Telephone Company, but it was under the Franchise of the "Colorado Telephone Company," 1904-1911. The first public Telephone was located in the Railroad Depot (1904). The first office in 1906 was at 7510 Grandview Avenue. In 1911, three western companies combined into the Mountain States Telephone and Telegraph Company. The Arvada Telephone Company moved into the Nolan Block (1911-1921) and as subscribers increased moved again to 5721 Wadsworth Blvd. (1921-1953). When local phones were converted to dial, a new building was built at 7520 Grant Place, where the company remained until 1984. In 1969, three companies again were combined and Theodore Vail officially changed the name to "Mountain Bell." With the divestiture of the monopoly in 1984, the corporation changed its name again to U.S.West, and the local Arvada Telephone Office was discontinued.
Quad Map/Date: Arvada 1965 (1980)
Sec/Town/Range: S11, T3S, R69W
Elevation: c. 5335
Source: "The Arvada Enterprise," Sept. 10, 1959, pp. 3, 6; Shelton, B. N., Unpublished Manuscript, 1971; Hackenburg, Herb, Jr., "Muttering Machines to Laser Beams: a History of Mountain Bell," Published by Mountain Bell, Denver, c. 1986; "Arvada,Just Between You and Me," pp. 2, 32, 39, 45, 79, 84, 89, 108.
See Also: Nolan Business Block
Last Modified: Mon, December 3 2012

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