A piece of Wagga's history will go under the hammer on Saturday with the sale of the 'St George's Court' building on Gurwood Street.
Since the early 1980s, the building has been used as the offices of Creaghe Lisle Solicitors, but since moving to an office on Fitzmaurice Street six weeks ago, the building has come up for auction.
"Prior to [Creaghe Lisle Solicitors], the building was home to the Wagga Commercial College," said real estate agent Mark Steel.
"Downstairs was where the college sat, and where women would come to learn shorthand and various other secretarial lessons.
"For those girls that came from outside Wagga, there were rooms for boarding upstairs."
Originally, the building was constructed in 1870 by Charles Hardy.
An English migrant, Mr Hardy founded the C. Hardy & Co. building company, which was responsible for the construction of many civic buildings and private homes around Wagga. He would eventually become the great-grandfather of Senator Charles Downey Hardy Junior.
"[Charles Hardy Senior] lived in the building from the late 1800s but from the 1930s, the premise was used as a doctor's surgery," Mr Steel said.
"Numerous doctors came and went through that building and that corner became affectionately known as 'doctor's corner'."
The building's floor plan now measures to 942.1 metres squared, with eight carparks out the back, three bathrooms, a kitchen and various other bedrooms-turned-office spaces.
Zoned as R3 residential medium density, it can be used as either residential or commercial subject to council approval.
To turn it back into a home however, would take significant re-structuring work.
Mr Steel said he has already shown 20 prospective buyers through the complex.
Each has their own idea of how the space could be used.
"There's been a mix of residential or commercial plans for it," Mr Steel said.
"A few have been looking at what's been done at the neighbour's, 58 Gurwood, which has been converted into different units."