Brookhaven's grand matron of architecture is THE INEZ HOTEL. The
three-story brick structure, built in 1904, met the criteria for
inclusion in the National Register because it has architectural
and social significance, It's a restrained example of Romanesque
Revival architecture a style that was popular in the first quarter
of the 20th century. What is rare about the Inez Hotel is that so
few towns have been able to retain or keep their old hotel buildings.
As highways and interstates became popular and the railroad less
popular for travel, so did many small hotels, especially those located
in downtown areas and near the railroads. They became obsolete and
most were demolished.