Main Motel
Later The Coach House Motor Inn



Main Motel, 910 N. Last Chance Gulch, 1950s

It was opened in 1947 by Clem Meyer. Attached was a 4-B's Cafe, one of several in Montana, owned by the Hainline family. The 4-B's chain was sold in 2007.



Main Motel, 1950s, Carroll College in the Background

 

 

In 1956, Phillip Gunn purchased the motel from Clem Meyer. In 1970, Gunn changed the name of the enterprise to the Coach House Motor Inn. Gunn was involved with the enterprise until at least 1975.


1950s Panoramic Postcard View of the Main Motel


COURTESY OF THE DAVID POOR COLLECTION • CLICK ON IMAGE TO OPEN A BIG VERSION IN A NEW WINDOW



Pre-demolition phase of Main Motel buildings, 2004


COURTESY OF JEFF SHERLOCK

On the right can be seen the former Gertie's Drive-In building, and beyond it, the former Armory (1942).