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Scholet's: Grand hotel turned furniture store at heart of Cobleskill history

Scholet Furniture at 561 Main St. in Cobleskill was the Hotel Augustan from 1874 to 1970. (Bill Buell/Gazette reporter)
Scholet Furniture at 561 Main St. in Cobleskill was the Hotel Augustan from 1874 to 1970. (Bill Buell/Gazette reporter)
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Scholet Furniture offers a fine array of couches, chairs and other home furnishings. Walking up the front steps of the building at 561 Main St., you’re also greeted by a strong sense of history. The large, three-story brick structure was built in 1874 and named the Hotel Augustan by its owner, Augustan C. Smith. The original facade is strikingly similar to what visitors see today. While the Scholet family did plenty of work renovating the ...

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