Miners Hotel - Metaline Falls, Washington
Posted by: Groundspeak Premium Member T0SHEA
N 48° 51.726 W 117° 22.382
11U E 472640 N 5412193
Quick Description: Built early in the Art Deco era, this hotel is still alive and kicking.
Location: Washington, United States
Date Posted: 4/3/2015 1:15:52 AM
Waymark Code: WMNMB4
Published By: Groundspeak Premium Member Waywizard
Views: 2

Long Description:
The hotel was built in 1929, with three storeys, just in time for the depression. It fell on hard times for quite a few years, but, by the 1950s things were improving and the hotel received its upper two floors. In 1996, during the filming of "The Postman", the movie company remodelled the upper two floors into apartments. Today it is a hotel and apartment, with a total of 57 studio, one bedroom and two bedroom units. Of course, in order to remain in business, they have had to convert some of the building to apartments, rented monthly, but they still rent rooms by the day or by the week.

The 1950 addition was sympathetic with the art deco theme, including many multicoloured terra cotta panels on the exterior, adding to the originals. The art deco parapet above the entrance, seen below, is especially nice, with small pilasters mocked by coloured bricks, a central terra cotta panel and decorative terra cotta work on the bevelled pilasters and the top of the parapet.

In the 1950s/60s a fallout shelter was incorporated into the building, with (not certain of this number) potential capacity of 1065. By 1950 that would have been between two and three times the population of the town.The population peaked at just over 800 in 1930, but hard times forced the closing of the lead-zinc mines upon which the town partly depended for employment. Though the town was home to a large portland cement plant from 1911 to 1959, that, too, is now closed. Today the population has stabilized at just under 300.

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Name of the Hotel: Miners Hotel

101 West 4th Avenue Metaline Falls, WA 99153

Number of Rooms: 57

Height in floors: 5

Hotel since: 1/1/1929

Date Building was built: 1/1/1929

First use of building:

Historic Hotel (Historic Building, National Monument or similar): no

Urban Hotel (located in a village or town): yes

Mountains Nearby (less than 25 Kms / 15 Mil): yes

Beachs Nearby (less than 25 Kms / 15 Mil): no

Historic Place nearby (Unesco or National monument/site less than 25 Kms / 15 Mil): yes

Major Pilgrimage Place Nearby (less than 25 Kms / 15 Mil. Consider any religion).: no

Hotel Rating: Not listed

Hotel website (if available): Not listed

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