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Georgetown in Sussex County, Delaware — The American Northeast (Mid-Atlantic)
 

The Brick Hotel

 
 
The Brick Hotel Marker image. Click for full size.
By Beverly Pfingsten, November 12, 2010
1. The Brick Hotel Marker
Inscription. 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-1950ís. 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.
 
Erected 2000. (Marker Number SC-139.)
 
Location. 38° 41.38′ N, 75° 23.166′ W. Marker is in Georgetown, Delaware, in Sussex County. Marker is on Georgetown Circle. Touch for map. Marker is on the porch near the front door of the building. Marker is at or near this postal address: 18 The Circle, Georgetown DE 19947, United States of America.
 
Other nearby markers.

The Brick Hotel image. Click for full size.
By Beverly Pfingsten, November 12, 2010
2. The Brick Hotel
At least 8 other markers are within walking distance of this marker. Sussex County Courthouse (within shouting distance of this marker); George Alfred Townsend Birthplace (within shouting distance of this marker); Return Day (within shouting distance of this marker); Sussex County Vietnam Veterans Memorial (within shouting distance of this marker); Old Courthouse (within shouting distance of this marker); “Pettijohnís Old Field” (about 300 feet away, measured in a direct line); Relocation of the County Seat (about 300 feet away); Sussex County Korean War Memorial (about 300 feet away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Georgetown.
 
Categories. Industry & Commerce
 
The Brick Hotel Dining Room image. Click for full size.
By Beverly Pfingsten, November 12, 2010
3. The Brick Hotel Dining Room
The Brick Hotel image. Click for full size.
By Beverly Pfingsten, November 12, 2010
4. The Brick Hotel
The Brick Hotel Sign image. Click for full size.
By Beverly Pfingsten, November 12, 2010
5. The Brick Hotel Sign
 
 
Credits. This page was last revised on June 16, 2016. This page originally submitted on December 3, 2010, by Bill Pfingsten of Bel Air, Maryland. This page has been viewed 359 times since then and 33 times this year. Photos:   1, 2, 3, 4, 5. submitted on December 3, 2010, by Bill Pfingsten of Bel Air, Maryland.
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