After more than 135 years, Meeker has changed an extreme amount but the similarities can still be seen. From businesses to residents, Meeker has altered, but the foundation of this small town will forever be the same. Below you will see pictures comparing Meeker throughout it's life to modern day, most of it being the downtown area of Meeker. To see the full picture and compare to today, use the arrows in the middle of the pictures.
Looking down from Main and 4th Street - 1887 and 2019
Main Street Looking West - 1930's and 2021
Looking down Main Street from 6th - 1970-80's and 2020
Main Street of Meeker has almost completely different buildings and changed tremendously. Although many of the businesses are the same, like the bank and a few others, few buildings still stand from the founding days. One of the buildings that has stayed and lasted is the old general merchandises store that now houses the Meeker Public Library. Most of these businesses have their own page talking about their history, and you can explore them by clicking MORE at the top of this page or take a virtual walk through of these street here!
Looking North from Cemetery Hill from in between 5th and 6th Street - 1890's and 2019
Meeker has changed an incredible amount from it's founding until now. You can see how much the town has changed from the above overview picture taken from the cemetery. In the photo you can also see some things that have stayed the same, like the river at the bottom of the photos and the street placement. Take a virtual walk through around the town here!
I.O.O.F Hall/Mountain Valley Bank
IOOF Hall (Mountain Valley Bank) taken from corner of 4th and Main - 1896 and 2019
Though this building itself has changed very little, the purpose of it has changed a lot. It started as an I.O.O.F (Independent Order of Odd Fellows) hall where they organized money through members contribution to help those with long-term illness. It is now used as Mountain Valley bank, one of only two banks in town. Learn more about this building here: Mountain Valley Bank/I.O.O.F hall or take a tour of the inside of the building here!
Catholic Church from corner of 9th and Main - Early 1900's and 2020
Though most things in Meeker have changed, many churches have stayed the same or only slightly been renovated. The patrons to the churches have changed, but the foundation most churches were built on have remained. Learn more about the first churches here and take a deep dive into them here!
Hugus Building Taken from across street - early 1900's and 2019
As one of the first businesses in Meeker, the Hugus building has changed immensely. A tragic fire forced the town to rebuild on the spot of the old Hugus building. Though buildings have changed, the name was kept and so was the support from the town. Learn more about this building here: Hugus Building
The Meeker Cafe & Hotel
Meeker Hotel from across the street - early 1890's and 2019
After being built, the Meeker Cafe & Hotel has been a staple for any holiday or tradition celebrated in Meeker. With the wings for this built, and many colors later, this hotel will forever be remembered by anyone who lived in or visited Meeker. Learn more about this building here: Meeker Cafe and Hotel or take a tour of the inside of the building here!
Sheriff's Office Building:
Sherriff's Office from across the street- date unknown (elementary school) and 2019
Recently in 2015, the old Meeker Elementary School into the current sheriff's office. Above in the picture you can see the same bricks and the windows in the same places, just with a few additional add-ons to the new sheriff's office. This building is obviously very important and needed and the community is very happy to have this amazing sheriff's office in town. Learn more about the building here: Courthouse/Sheriff's Office or take a tour of the inside of the building here!
House picture taken from corner of 4th and Park - date unknown and 2019
House picture taken from corner of 5th and Park - date unknown and 2019
House Picture Taken from the corner of 2nd and Main - date unknown and 2020
The foundation of every town, these houses have transformed Meeker in to the quaint and small town it is today! Take a virtual walk through of the town where you can see some of these houses and the businesses around them here!
Buildings And Structures
10th Street Bridge - 1904 and 2021
Coal Creek School - class of 1886-87 and after restoration in 2021