The Fremont Hotel

285 Main Street

The Fremont Hotel - The Fremont served guests for eighty years on the corner of Main and 3rd, from 1891 to 1971.  Jerry Sheehan had the foresight to build an out-of- the ordinary hotel in an isolated western town.  Mr. Sheehan was no stranger to the hotel business.  Prior to opening the Fremont Hotel he was the proprietor of The Bridge Hotel.  The Fremont started out as two-story- structure with a lobby, office, dining room, and billiard hall on the first floor.  On the second floor was a parlor, with a balcony opening from it, two suites and thirteen single rooms.

With the coming of the railroad, in 1906 two more stories were added, making it the first four-story building in Wyoming.  The hotel was a well-known landmark to travelers who “took a room” at the hotel.  As well, many of the town’s events took place at the hotel.

On a cold and snowy Wednesday February 3, 1971, the worst fire in Lander’s history occurred when the historic Fremont Hotel was completely destroyed.  At the time there were about 30 guests registered at the hotel.  All but one guest survived.

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