The Way It Was - Metaline Falls, WA
Posted by: Groundspeak Premium Member BK-Hunters
N 48° 51.726 W 117° 22.382
11U E 472640 N 5412193
Quick Description: This sign was found in the window of one of the buildings mentioned in the text, the Pend Oreille Hotel, better known as the Miners Hotel. The other building, the Pend Oreille Mine Office Building, is just across the street. It's a small town.
Location: Washington, United States
Date Posted: 4/5/2015 2:07:45 AM
Waymark Code: WMNMM5
Published By: Groundspeak Premium Member Outspoken1
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Long Description:
THE WAY IT WAS

A look-back at our town's past

Lewis Larsen, the Town's founder and major mover, was responsible for all of the Town's landmark buildings. The Pend Oreille Mine Office Bldg. (left) and the Pend Oreille Hotel (right), designed by Gustav Albin Pehrson, were the last.

The Office building was completed in 1929, but due [to] the stock market crash that October, the hotel was not completed until 1949 when the mine boomed and needed the housing. It was completed not as the grand hotel Larsen envisioned, but an apartment building--with the high first storey divided into two stories. Both of these buildings are almost completely original.
From the sign in the window

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Group that erected the marker: Probably the village of Metaline Falls

URL of a web site with more information about the history mentioned on the sign: [Web Link]

Address of where the marker is located. Approximate if necessary:
101 West 4th Avenue
Metaline Falls, WA USA
99153


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