Hotel Brexton has seen plenty of ups and downs. Located in the Mount Vernon neighborhood, many of the city's elite 19th century residents frequented the building. Unfortunately, time eroded its grandeur. Several renovations improved the building, but it failed to meet city building codes in the 1970s. This led to a steady decline as the neighborhood continued to thrive and cultural institutions moved to the area.A complete renovation in 1997 returned Hotel Brexton to its former glory.