THE central home of former Albury mayor John Roach will be auctioned tomorrow.
Mr Roach died this year in the Wilson Street house.
The house was previously owned by his parents.
The Roach family built the house in the 1950s.
No asking price has been revealed but selling agents Chapman Gould and May expect a competitive auction.
“The home has certainly created a high level of genuine interest, agency director Steve Stewart said.
‘There has been more than 100 inspections.”
Mr Roach died on January 21, aged 77.
A friend found him when he checked in after Mr Roach failed to meet them at a club.
Mr Roach was considered one of Albury’s most influential and respected figures during his council career from 1959 to 1999.
He served 12 years as mayor, two as deputy mayor, chaired several committees and was president of the NSW Local Government Electricity Association for five years.
He also served Apex, Lions and Rotary and was chairman of the Salvos’ Red Shield Appeal for several years.
Albury was judged NSW’s most progressive city when he was mayor in 1984.
Mr Roach’s former home at 516 Wilson Street has been described by the selling agents as a solid-brick house in a prime central location.
“With renovation and investment potential and the close proximity to Dean Street, we expect there will be solid interest at the auction,” Mr Stewart said.
“The property would have been cutting-edge in the 1950s, with an ensuite and large, north-facing picture windows ensuring plenty of natural light.”
Many of the fixtures and fittings of the three-bedroom, two-bathroom house are original.
Mr Stewart said if bad weather set in tomorrow — showers have been predicted — the auction would be held across the road at the St David’s Church hall. The auction starts at 11am.