Saturday, June 20, 2009

Lamar Hotel

Harold Meyer built the Lamar Hotel in 1927. No longer a hotel, it now serves as a Lauderdale County office building. Sad, but it's hard to obtain interesting details about many of the places that added so much of the charm and texture to the "Meridian" we grew up with.

A bit of Lamar Hotel trivia:

On May 26, 1953, Elvis Presley entered an amateur contest singing "I'm Left, You're Right, She's Gone" and "Baby, Let's Play House". This was the first Jimmie Rodgers Memorial Talent Show and it was held at the Lamar Hotel. Elvis came in second and won a guitar.

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