Another chapter in the ever-changing&nbsp;history of one of Orange’s oldest buildings&nbsp;is set to be written. The Carrington Hotel on the corner of Byng Street and Lords Place is set to become offices –&nbsp;and the latest hotel to close in Orange. Under the development proposal the building’s historic first floor verandah would be reinstated, a new contemporary two-floor building would be constructed next to the old pub on Byng Street, eight trees would&nbsp;be removed and off-street parking with access from Lords Place will be provided. Saran Holdings Pty Ltd has forwarded a development proposal to Orange City Council. Sketches, which the developer has not made available to the Central Western Daily, portray&nbsp;the&nbsp;building having a heritage-style frontage in period colours. Following a period of public display, which has now closed,&nbsp;council officers will review the application and any submissions received. The application&nbsp;follows the closure of the Occidental Hotel in Lords Place in 2015 and confirms a trend where CBD&nbsp;buildings are becoming more valuable as office blocks than as pubs. The Orange and District Historical Society was asked for historic photos to assist the building’s renovation. Historian Ross Maroney said the oldest, corner, part of the building was originally offices&nbsp;and might date&nbsp;back to the 1860s. “It may be one of the oldest two storey brick buildings in town,” he said. It&nbsp;was John Peisley’s store and solicitor J.C. McLachlan’s office&nbsp;before becoming the Railway Hotel in 1873 then the&nbsp;Belmore,&nbsp;Carrington Club and Carrington hotels. President Liz Edwards said the verandah was severely damaged in a storm in 1963.