BAINBRIDGE, Ga. (WTXL) - Bainbridge is known for its historic buildings, but potential buyers often look the other way, when all that character needs some tender, love, and care.
It can be difficult to not judge a building by its outside. It's tough to see the potential when the floor is torn up, paint is peeling and light fixtures are dangling.
For Banks Miller, Natalie Kirbo, and her husband, that's exactly what they saw at 212 North Broad Street, but they saw something else behind the old walls, potential.
"You have to kind of go from top to bottom and see what's actually going on in your ceilings and floors and see if it's worth doing and budget it out," said Miller. "See if there's a light at the end of a tunnel, and we think there's a light here so we're going to push through this."
It's no easy task to renovate an entire building while trying to keep its original character. This takes many months of work. These renovators feel it's worth the time and effort to save the building for someone else, while finding architectural history.
"The sub-floor in this building is heart pine that must be six inches. I mean, you just don't see that anymore," said Kirbo. "It's really neat to see what's under here, and what it used and imagine what it could be."
By renovating the building, Miller and the Kirbos want to help future investors imagine what this building could be for the city.