Hotel Meade - Bannack, Montana

  

Hotel Meade Details

State: Montana

Town: Bannack

Year Built: 1875

Style: Brick

Condition: Actively Preserved

Type: Commercial

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Hotel Meade Description

The Hotel Meade originally served as the Beaverhead County Courthouse until 1881 when the county seat was moved to Dillon.

From the Bannack State Park guidebook:
The large building remained empty until 1891 when it was purchased by Dr. John Singleton Meade for $1,250. Dr. Meade remodeled and turned the building into a plush hotel. It became the center of Bannack social activity and temporary home of many montana travelers. A large kitchen, dining room and living quarters were added to the back of the building. The dining room was filled with tables to seat four or six and could be arranged for larger parties

Beautiful white linens graced the tables along with fine china. The Hotel Meade continued to meet the needs of Bannack each time mining activity in the area revived. The Hotel operated off and on until the 1940's

Did You Know.......

A mine is a hole in the ground, owned by a liar.
-Mark Twain

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