You can see the history in the Goff Building in downtown Clarksburg. But when it comes to the massive 64,000 square foot building, realtors said it is what you cannot see that is really important.
“There are a lot of structural things about this property that, back in 1911, when the building was erected with the peer and beam construction, it makes it very simple in terms of the modernization for this building for renovation purposes,” said Jordan Kiger, real estate agent and auctioneer with Joe R. Pyle Complete Real Estate and Auction.
All of the woodwork is original to the building, from handrails to baseboards and crown molding.
“Neat features about this building, it has the original brass mail shoot,” added Kiger.
From the brass mail shoot to the brass doorknobs, there is plenty of character left in the the old building but the question remains on how the building finds new life.
“You know, bringing in more of a younger demographic here to Clarksburg to help with the entrepreneurship, and being in the location that it is, it is a very convenient location in terms of being in the downtown Clarksburg market area, being right next to the courthouse, and also the 65 space parking lot that will be sold with the property as well,” explained Kiger.
Store owners said driving downtown to shop in Clarksburg’s storefronts does not have to be a thing of the past.
“For the people that are coming in, just stick with it. It may be slow at first, but the town is really growing,” said Frank Crislip, owner of My Little Cupcake on Main Street in Clarksburg.
“The sky is the limit” may be the mindset leading up to the auction and the restoration of this nine-floor building that is part of the fabric of Clarksburg.
The auction will take place at noon on February 7 in front of the Goff Building in Clarksburg. The bidding will be sold to the highest bidder, with a starting bid of $325,000.