The historic Meakin Hotel. Photo: Trail Historical Society

The historic Meakin Hotel. Photo: Trail Historical Society

Ever heard of this historic Trail hotel?

Trail Blazers is a historical feature in partnership with the Trail Museum and Archives

The Meakin Hotel, seen here circa 1910, once stood on the corner of Cedar Avenue and Spokane Street in downtown Trail.

Built in 1896 by Mary Anne Meakin for a cost of $6,000, the hotel was torn down in 1957 to make way for construction of the S.S. Kresge store.

Using an online inflation calculator, $6,000 in 1896 roughly equates to $1,980,000 in today’s dollars.

Read more: Trail Blazers: Kresge, the most memorable lunch counter ever

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