Though the hotel changed names several times, the three-story brick building remained a hotel well into the 1900s. After that, it continued to house businesses into the 1990s. However, the last operational business, a barber shop, closed when the roof began to leak perilously. The Eddistone Hotel suﬀers from deferred maintenance, lack of funds, and vandalism. Th e old hotel is missing part of the roof, which exposes interior sections to the elements and causes the inner walls to buckle. Further, the lack of a roof allows rain to leak down to the ﬁrst ﬂoor, soaking the plaster ceilings and causing signiﬁcant damage.
In November 2022, the National Trust for Historic Preservation provided grant funding to document the structural condition of the Eddistone Hotel. Th is documentation will provide the necessary information to develop a rehabilitation plan. The Selma-Dallas County Preservation Society is working with the owners to ensure the preservation of the Eddistone Hotel.