Originally constructed as the Cohn Brothers Mercantile Store in 1895, a massive renovation turned this historic building into a boutique hotel in downtown Brookhaven, Mississippi. By restoring numerous elements of the original 19th century building, the goal of maintaining the historic integrity of a downtown treasure was successfully achieved.
The renovation began in April of 2011 and lasted eight months. With Mathis Construction as the general contractor, local doctor and artist Kim Sessums as the design consultant, and a group of five local businessmen as investors, a vision for The Inn on Whitworth was created and brought to life.
The front facade is a well-known Mesker and Brother metal front from St. Louis, Missouri. The original walk-in vault still remains in the back of the building. Additionally, all hardwood floors are original to the building and were created from heart pine beams taken from the ceiling. The century-old skylight still remains in its original place, towering above what is now the hotel’s lobby.