STATESBORO, GA (WTOC) - Minor repairs turn into a major project at Statesboro's historic City Hall.
City leaders tell us they initially planned to replace a few boards on the porch roof of the building, originally built in 1905.
But, contractors discovered more damage after closer inspection.
Statesboro's city manager told WTOC they want to include historic preservation in the work.
"Because it is an old building we don't want to put a modern roof on there. We want it to kind of look like it did in the day. Only have the materials that are modern and will keep the rain water from leaking in like it did before," said Statesboro City Manager Randy Wetmore.
The city just finished remodeling the lobby and first floor.
The building served as Statesboro's first hotel in the early 1900's, then sat vacant for decades before the city converted it in the late 1990's.
No time table yet on how long the work will take.