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Anyway, Mr. Cook came from Goldfield, Nevada to Rhyolite in hopes of opening another Cook Bank. He started with a small building on Golden St., and it did not take long for him to decide he needed a much larger place to conduct business.
This one cost him over $90,000 to build! It was the largest building in Rhyolite. No matter where you stood you could see the Cook Bank Building. This building had marble floors imported from Italy, mahogany woodwork, electric lights, telephone and inside plumbing! Well, they had just everything you could put into a modern building. It was almost ahead of its time.
The First Rhyolite National Bank eventually absorbed the Cook Bank and took over the first floor. The United States Post Office was in the basement and operated there until 1919. It was the last business to close in Rhyolite. And that was quite a task for the Post Office, because they were selling parts of the Cook Bank Building in 1910!
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