Each small town in Saskatchewan always has its own bar and hotel. Most small-town hotels either use the bar only, the bar and one floor of rooms (board up the rest), or they are closed. I was able to document the building thoroughly.
On my first visit it was obvious there was water damage to the building as well as a lack of residents in the town. This is probably why this building was closed. The building was rough, the hotel was not to bad but the bar had a collapsed roof and major water damage and mold throughout. It had one main hallway with doors for all the rooms on either side. The main level was the bar, check in counter and living area for the owner which included kitchen, living room + bedroom.
I returned for a final visit and the bar was collapsing in on itself and the hotel portion had become quite unsafe. I have been told by others that it was demolished in 2015.
Everyone loves a good multi-storey small town hotel right? Most small-town hotels are either gone or they are using the main floor for the bar and maybe renting out a few rooms. The upper floors of rooms are usually boarded up and the chances of seeing them is not very high. We have photographed multiple motels but never a hotel. This was exciting!
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The definition of "abandoned"
1. having been deserted or cast off.
Similar: deserted, forsaken, cast aside/off, stranded, rejected, dumped, ditched, unused, disused, neglected, idle, unoccupied, uninhabited
2. unrestrained; uninhibited.
I have been exploring abandoned buildings all over Saskatchewan and beyond since 2007.