The Brick Hotel

The Brick Hotel (HMPWC)

Location: Georgetown, DE 19947 Sussex County
Country: United States of America

N 38° 41.38', W 75° 23.166'

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This locally famous landmark was constructed in 1836 by Joshua S. Layton and Caleb B. Sipple, builders of the Sussex County Courthouse across the Square. It replaced a frame Public House that had stood on the site. County courts were held here during construction of the Courthouse 1837-39. The accommodations and hospitality of the house made this a popular stopping place for both residents and visitors to the County Seat.

Known for a time as the Union Hotel, this was a well-known gathering-place for northern sympathizers during the Civil War. After the war, business flourished with the coming of the railroad. With the advent of the automobile, the number of lodgers began to decline, and the hotel was closed in the mid-1950's. The building was later renovated and used as a bank until 1998. The Brick Hotel was listed in the National Register of Historic Places in 1979.

Marker NumberSC-139
Year Placed2000
Marker ConditionNo reports yet
Date Added Friday, October 17th, 2014 at 2:30pm PDT -07:00
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Locationbig map
UTM (WGS84 Datum)18S E 466421 N 4282410
Decimal Degrees38.68966667, -75.38610000
Degrees and Decimal MinutesN 38° 41.38', W 75° 23.166'
Degrees, Minutes and Seconds38° 41' 22.80" N, 75° 23' 9.96" W
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Area Code(s)302
Closest Postal AddressAt or near 1-13 W Market St, Georgetown DE 19947, US
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