DUBLIN, Ga. — A Dublin bed and breakfast is rededicating one of its suites to honor the city's history.
When you stay at a hotel, sometimes you see things that pay honor to that city, but at the Page House Bed and Breakfast they want to let you know you are in a special city -- the Emerald city.
"The house was built as a showcase house back in 1903," general manager Mono Cruze said.
More than a century later, Cruze says this 10,000 square-foot house is still giving some people a peek of the past.
"(T.L) Griner, he was a home builder, and he was competing with houses being built on Peachtree Street in Atlanta at the time," Cruze said.
Cruze says the house has 12 bathrooms and seven guest rooms and one room will have a new green spin to it.
At the Page house, you will find an entire suite dedicated to the city and you will even find a portrait of Dr. Martin Luther King.
The picture honors King delivering his first speech as a teenager during a contest at a Dublin church; the room even pays respect to some prominent Dubliners.
"Carswell was an obstetrician, pediatrician for over 62 years here in Dublin; if you were born in Dublin, Doctor Carswell probably had something to do with that," Cruze said.
From the carpet to the walls, and even the bed linen, no detail was overlooked when Cruze decorated the suite.
"That Hardy B. Smith the colonel, that's a picture of his house, it is still standing today," Cruze said.
Locals like Vivian Bullock are also featured, one reason why city leaders believe this house will teach every visitor a lesson.
"This room really captures the history here in Dublin and Laurens County, and being a history buff that is my favorite thing," Rebecca Mcwilliam with Visit Dulin said.
Cruze says he hopes this rededicated suite encourages his guests to get out and explore all the Emerald city has to offer.
Cruze says they will be holding a private event this Saturday evening in honor of the people featured in the house, and if you would like to check out the Dublin suite you can Monday through Friday from 3 to 5 p.m. for free.