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Meeker Hotel

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1896, 1905, I. G. Mitchell. 560 Main St. (NR)

Round, fanlighted windows and a corbeled cornice distinguish this two-story, tripartite structure. The recessed center section with its wrought iron balcony was given matching wings in 1905. The inscription “R. S. Ball” on the entry parapet commemorates the original owner, Reuben S. Ball, who had a double fire wall of brick built into his hotel. The building remains relatively little changed outside. Inside, it is decorated with memorabilia from Vice President Theodore Roosevelt's stay during his 1901 hunting trip. I. G. Mitchell, a local carpenter-contractor, designed and built all three sections. Similar round-arched windows and fanlights suggest that he may have also constructed the two-story, red brick Odd Fellows Hall (1896) at 400 Main. Like the hotel, this hall has ornate brick trim, including first-and second-story corbeling, and brick pilasters that spring into second-story brick arches.

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Author: 
Thomas J. Noel
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Thomas J. Noel, "Meeker Hotel", [Meeker, Colorado], SAH Archipedia, eds. Gabrielle Esperdy and Karen Kingsley, Charlottesville: UVaP, 2012—, http://sah-archipedia.org/buildings/CO-01-RB04.

Print Source

Buildings of Colorado, Thomas J. Noel. New York: Oxford University Press, 1997, 513-514.

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