This building was the communications center of Goldfield from 1908 until 1963. From 1904 to 1920, the gold mines of the region boomed. At over 20,000 people, Goldfield was the largest city in Nevada during that period, having four railroads and other modern conveniences. The Consolidated Telephone-Telegraph Company Building was one of the few spared by a fire that destroyed 53 blocks of the downtown area in 1923. Today, this building survives as an unspoiled expression of the work of turn-of-the-century craftsman, and it serves as an example of the business life in the Tonopah-Goldfield area from the years when the mines were producing millions and bringing new prosperity to Nevada.