Cash-strapped Birmingham City Council is planning to raise money by selling several prominent empty office buildings.
The Victorian Aston Council House, built in 1900, is at the top of the list, along with the annexe to Sutton Coldfield Town Hall.
Other buildings to be disposed of at auction include former social services offices, the Bierton Centre in Yardley and the Silvermere Centre in Sheldon.
Former schools management offices the Portland Centre in Edgbaston are also for sale.
The council will save £180,000 a year in running costs by getting rid of the properties which it no longer needs because staff have moved into modern buildings.
But the amount of money that will be raised by selling the buildings, most of them for housing development, is likely to run into millions of pounds.
The Grade II-listed Aston Council House has four floors, car parking and was until recently the headquarters of the Aston Pride regeneration body.
It is also home to Aston Library, which is moving to the Aston Academy in Whitehead Road.
In an effort to prevent the empty building becoming a target for vandalism, the council intends to auction the property as early as December.
The sale could be an ideal opportunity for local community organisations to buy Aston Council House, according to council cabinet member Martin Mullaney.
Coun Mullaney (Lib Dem Moseley & Kings Heath), who chairs the city’s Heritage Strategy Panel, said: “Aston Council House is a listed building so no one can buy it and just flatten it.
“There are lots of organisations out there who could put the building to good use and we would like to hear from them.”
Coun Mullaney said the building could be sold in a Community Asset Transfer scheme, enabling voluntary groups to buy it at a reasonable price.
The Sutton Town Hall Annexe in Upper Clifton Road, the Bierton Centre, Silvermere Centre and Portland Centre are being earmarked for housing development.