Prairie Rambler

Prairie Rambler

Posted on 08/14/2013


Photo taken on June 17, 2013


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The Hotel Meade

The Hotel Meade
....The most prominent building in Bannack. Originally the Beaverhead County Court House, built in 1875 for $14,000, this impressive brick building was the first brick courthouse in Montana. Eventually in 1881 Bannack lost it's county seat to the bustling town of Dillion. The building remained empty until 1891 when it was purchased by Dr. John Singleton Meade for $1,250.00. Dr. Meade remodeled and turned the building into a plush hotel. It became the center for 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 Hotel operated off and on until the 1940's.

John Carr, .t.a.o.n., Sly@rt, Shelby :)~ and 69 other people have particularly liked this photo


89 comments - The latest ones
Serge Daigneault
Serge Daigneault
Wonderful shot, process and colours.
Very nice architecture of that era :-)
4 years ago.
* Didier 85 *
* Didier 85 *
Superbe traitement !
4 years ago.
beverleyplaya
beverleyplaya
o0o an interesting history to this place Duane, and the names
always remind me of the old films and the names of characters
in them :) quite an impressive building for its time I think, and
two stories high and those chimneys, all seem so very well
intact. The balcony is interesting to see too and the downstairs
porch area, I can imagine this bustling with people coming and
going and the sounds from within. Another fine building and
presentation oOo
4 years ago.
Karl Wolfgang
Karl Wolfgang
I sense a polarizer here.
Soft shadows cast through the wisp of a small passing cloud?

Many souls have passed this way,,, all but forgotten.
4 years ago.
Rambonp
Rambonp
Splendid !!! Excellent capture friend ! Have a nice time ! **********************************************************!!!!!
4 years ago.
Þórunn Þorsteinsdóttir
Þórunn Þorsteinsdótt…
Awesome!!....well done!!.........Have a beautiful day my friend............. :)
4 years ago.
Patrick
Patrick
superbe maison
4 years ago.
Seecap-ture
Seecap-ture
Excellent! Thanks for the info!
4 years ago.
Daddy
Daddy
Magnifique mon ami Bonne soirée (:-))
4 years ago.
Janet Brien
Janet Brien
Fabulous image, wonderful information, so interesting to read about the buildings and history of Bannack! Great job as usual, thanks for sharing!
4 years ago.
Fabio Cecchin
Fabio Cecchin
Splendid treatment as usual and really charming the "past" series.
4 years ago.
beverleyplaya
beverleyplaya
o0o :) horsedrawn carriages also I think can be heard and a long
dusty road I suspect to arrive here and then onward ... it is how my
mind thinks and imagines when I look and read your information oOo

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4 years ago.
Rafael
Rafael
Bello edificio y buena foto !
4 years ago.
Barra1man (Leaving )
Barra1man (Leaving )
A terrific shot of the hotel! Great composition and information.
Have a wonderful Wednesday!
4 years ago.
Joan+
Joan+
Lovely to see some fine masonry, built to last and present a stylish facade.

Again, fine processing & a softening of the colour to create an "old world" feel to this bonny building
4 years ago.
John Oudenaar
John Oudenaar
Wonderful capture and treatment.
I love the historical information Duane.
Knowing the history of a location always makes the photo even more interesting!
4 years ago.
Fizgig
Fizgig
Wonderful old brick building! Nice shot, too =)
4 years ago.
Ron Hanko
Ron Hanko
Another outstanding photo, Duane. I am really enjoying this series.
4 years ago.
beverleyplaya
beverleyplaya
o0o congratulations on explore Duane oOo
4 years ago.
Nylonbleu
Nylonbleu
Must be great to visit the inside ! My imagination is fueled up !!!!
4 years ago.
William Sutherland
William Sutherland
Terrific shot and informative history!
4 years ago.
Larry Drummond
Larry Drummond
An impressive relic! Surely a use could be found for it?
4 years ago.
Larry Drummond
Larry Drummond
Congrats on Explore!
4 years ago.
pajmcb
pajmcb
Love the processing!
Beautiful and crisp image!
Great work my friend!
4 years ago.
beverleyplaya
beverleyplaya
o0o CONGRATULATIONS Duane :) o0o

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4 years ago.
Dave Linscheid
Dave Linscheid
Another grand old building, enhanced by the beauty of the clouded sky, and the green tree.
14,000 dollars was surely a major expenditure in 1875.
4 years ago.
sasithorn_s
sasithorn_s
Excellent photo!
Congratulations!!

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4 years ago.
Peter
Peter
Beautiful Western Architecture !!!!! Outstanding Treatment!!!!
Rgds !!!!! Ha ve A Great Day !!!
4 years ago.
Eefje
Eefje
Your photos are digital paintings, great work!
4 years ago.
Darwinsweep
Darwinsweep
An impressive building and nicely presented. It's always interesting to read the history too.
4 years ago.
Dave Hilditch
Dave Hilditch
Bannack is surely a photographer's dream location. So many fine, historic buildings. This is another great example.
4 years ago.
Tess Mc Kenna
Tess Mc Kenna
Beautiful architectural building and you captured it so Well. Love it Hugs Tess.
4 years ago.
Marcello Ciappi
Marcello Ciappi
What a beautiful photo! Great eye and capture!
Have a nice day
4 years ago.
Roger Bennion
Roger Bennion
Wow, that would have been a memorable time staying in the Hotel I'm sure! A beautiful building and a beautiful shot, Duane. Perfect light and the detail is superb. An immediate fave.
4 years ago.
Diana Australis
Diana Australis
A lovely building....beautiful old architecture!
4 years ago.
Serge Daigneault
Serge Daigneault
Congratulations for being on Ipernity Explore !
Seen in www.ipernity.com/group/frontpage
4 years ago.
Gérard B
Gérard B
Traitement excellent.
4 years ago.
Flatterding
Flatterding
sieht klasse aus .
4 years ago.
Rambonp
Rambonp
Splendid !!! GREAT capture friend ! Have an enjoyable time !!!
4 years ago.
Belleuse
Belleuse
georgeus serie !
4 years ago.
Janet Ulliott
Janet Ulliott
Well Captured.
4 years ago.
Don Sutherland
Don Sutherland
Great capture.
4 years ago.
Phill G
Phill G
Great shot and info. Gets the imagination working. A great series of old 'Wild West' type shots.
4 years ago.
Sergio Locatelli
Sergio Locatelli
Your work is very interesting. The detailed explanation helps you to fully appreciate the beauty and charm of the image. Composition well made and very good processing.
4 years ago.
Fantasyfan
Fantasyfan
That place still manages to look pretty nice
4 years ago.
Bärbel Arnold
Bärbel Arnold
als wäre die Zeit stehen geblieben ! Schade, dass diese schönen Gebäude nicht weiter betrieben werden ! Tolles Foto, tolle Geschichte
4 years ago.
Joan+
Joan+
Hi Duane, Friday again....I wonder how many Fridays until Christmas (I bet the marketing people are working that out right now!)

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4 years ago.
Costas Kaounas
Costas Kaounas
beautiful treatment as always!!
4 years ago.
beverleyplaya
beverleyplaya
o0o many thanks and Good Day 2 U 2 and
enjoy your weekend, and many thanks oOo
4 years ago.
Annemarie
Annemarie
i love love this old fashioned building!
4 years ago.
~Roxanne~
~Roxanne~
Such a beautiful brick building and what stylish chimneys! Great processing, as always, Duane
4 years ago.
Rambonp
Rambonp
GREAT ! Good evening from city beautiful Chandigarh !!! Have an enjoyable time !
4 years ago.
Kathleen Thorpe-BUSY
Kathleen Thorpe-BUSY
Fantastic treatment!
4 years ago.
Clofotos
Clofotos
Une magnifique photo... super traitement !
4 years ago.
milvavr
milvavr
just gorgeous!!
4 years ago.
Poulet Santivasa Anantnitivate
Poulet Santivasa Ana…
Wonderful image!
4 years ago.
Dynamo
Dynamo
Excellent HDR...
4 years ago.
Ostseeleuchte
Ostseeleuchte
Excellent shot and great processing!
Fantastic work!
4 years ago.
Gilles D.
Gilles D.
An awesome HDR! Congrat!
4 years ago.
Gypsy Flores
Gypsy Flores
fantastic. what great places you find...
4 years ago.
Dave Roberts 2014
Dave Roberts 2014
Nice composition, a wonderful old building under a great sky!
4 years ago.
Rambonp
Rambonp
Magnificent ! Good morning friend !!! GREAT capture ! Compliments !!! Enjoy Sunday !!!!
4 years ago.
MGN-Marcel
MGN-Marcel
Un trabajo super,me encantan los colores!
4 years ago.
Lucy K
Lucy K
I think I missed commenting on this...lovely composition and process. Interesting background too, I imagine it must have been very grand 14K must have been an enormous sum of money back then
4 years ago.
Ruth S Hart
Ruth S Hart
This is stunning, sorry I thought I had viewed this one already, apologies for late entry. Have a super week :)
4 years ago.
Pilar M.
Pilar M.
excelente, el detalle de la fotografía es perfectol!
4 years ago.
Sabrina Kemkes
Sabrina Kemkes
Great image !!!
4 years ago.
Joke Hulst
Joke Hulst
Gorgeous photo, the processing perfect *****************
4 years ago.
Jean
Jean
A beautiful building. Lovely processing too.
4 years ago.
Anup Pradhan
Anup Pradhan
nice perspective and capture Duane...beautiful work
4 years ago.
Dorota S
Dorota S
Wonderful old house and super processing !!!!
4 years ago.
Juan
Juan
Excellent frame and color!!
4 years ago.
Juan
Juan
Fantastic composition !!
4 years ago.
Old folky-Dokie
Old folky-Dokie
Realism, it's like standing there observing
the past, and superb processing really
brings it all to life, well done.
4 years ago.
Puzzler4879
Puzzler4879
Great shot, great story!
4 years ago.
Claudine Gaulier-Denis
Claudine Gaulier-Den…
beau traitement!
4 years ago.
Prairie Rambler
Prairie Rambler
I thank you all for the comments and faves!
4 years ago.
Christel Ehretsmann
Christel Ehretsmann
proudly erected;..
4 years ago.
Stehouwer and Recio
Stehouwer and Recio
It's a beautiful building indeed!
4 years ago.
tiabunna
tiabunna
Another great old building. Could almost imagine some cardsharp riding up to stay and tying his horse out the front. :)
4 years ago.
Rambonp
Rambonp
Congrats !!!! GREAT ! Excellent Composition friend ! Have an enjoyable time !
4 years ago.
turtlemom4bacon
turtlemom4bacon
Splendid tones and photo of this courthouse!
4 years ago.
Starsprite
Starsprite
Quite something to see this and in such fine condition. A beautiful image.
4 years ago.
Clint Hudson
Clint Hudson
Very nice shot
4 years ago.
Joan+
Joan+
Hi Duane - happy w/e

I enjoyed this!
Hang It!
4 years ago.
Jon Langballe
Jon Langballe
Fantastic building. And interesting to read about the story
3 years ago.
Ron Hanko
Ron Hanko
Seen in: Ipernity Frontpage & What's Hot
3 years ago.
Ron Hanko
Ron Hanko
Seen in: Hang It!
3 years ago.
Glenn T. Coleman
Glenn T. Coleman
Beautiful Historic Hotel, 14,000 was a lot of money for the time!!!!!!!!!!, Duane!!!!!!!!!!!!!
2 years ago.