The 12,000 SQFT historical building that faces the courthouse in Georgetown had been remodeled so many times that the efforts for this project were dedicated towards restoration.  Historically the property was two adjoining buildings; directly on the corner is the late 19th century Steele mercantile building and to the south is the early 20th century Makemson Hotel.  Together they form an ‘L’ shaped foot print with space open to an alley that had been used for stables.  Because the Texas Historical Commission is primarily concerned with exterior compliance, we were able to capture the stables for air-conditioned space with a steel and masonry structure, utilizing old walls from the stable.