Originally constructed in 1888 as the town's first hardware store, the historic brick building now known as The Brick Hotel has seen many lives over the past 130+ years. Back in its original state, the Schuyler building stood proud with its brick exterior and large over-sized ceilings. Over most of its life, the building continued to retain its prowess. Slight changes did occur, like being converted to a 3 story building by reducing the ceilings, and various businesses such as a cash grocery store that occupied the building in the 1930’s also added their own touch. It wasn’t until later that the building took on a drastically different appearance when its beautiful 100+ year old brick exterior was covered in stucco and facade making this gem all but disappear from the public’s eye. Over 60 years had passed with this special historical building hidden away and unnoticed until the building was purchased with the plan to restore the original character and give it a second life as a boutique hotel, one of its many prior uses over the years. In 2017, a five-year adaptive reuse (and earthquake retrofit) restoration project began to update the old masonry building with all modern amenities and finishes, while maintaining the original brick facade and historical integrity of the building.