I know I've run across a couple of blogs where photographers "collect" these. This is a utility access cover in the 8th Street Marketplace, downtown Boise. "U.S. West Communications" was one of the "baby bell" phone companies. It was taken over by Qwest Communications close to ten years ago. These "man hole covers" are scoped out by my daughter, who is looking for a fancy one, like the one in the movie "Enchanted." Her verdict on this one: not fancy enough for princesses.