The Meeker Inn shown here about 1910 stood at the North West corner of Morris Ave and Stuyvesant Ave. Established by John Meeker about 1756. It was noted for its fine ales and visits by George Washington during the American Revolution.
August 20, 1895 - New York Tribune Obituaries:
John Meeker, for many years proprietor of Ye Olde Meeker Inn, one of the most noted hotels in Union County, NJ died yesterday at the Elizabeth Hospital, sixty three years old. He was born at the inn, which his father, grandfather and great grandfather kept before him. The place has been kept by the Meekers nearly one hundred and fifty years. John was the last male member of the family and leaves two daughters.
The inn was referred to as O'Reilly's in the early 1900's. O'Reilly's was used to symbolize the temptation of Arthur Lang, an alcoholic rehabilitating at the Self Master Colony down the street as noted in a pamphlet published by the colony.
It was torn down in November 1929 to make room for the Union Center National Bank which stands there today.