At the corner of Benerembah Street and Kuttamulla Avenue lies an inconspicuous old house with a rusty tin roof.
The building might be easy to miss, but between those fibro walls lies a century of Griffith history.
On May 1, the Griffith Community Centre building will be turning 100 years old.
Over these 100 years, the building has gone from holding criminals in cells to a hub for charities, dedicated to helping those in need.
The same building which now holds the iconic Carevan was originally Griffith's first ever police station, constructed in 1921 to hold the city's troublemakers and to give officers a base of operations.
Murrumbidgee Police District Superintendent Craig Ireland said it was a unique experience to see the sort of building officers once had to use.
"My word is it different," he laughed. "It certainly doesn't have the components that I would expect from a modern day police station."
For Superintendent Ireland, the building is a monument to how the city and its police force have progressed over the years.
"It is always good to know where you came from and how your forebearers had to deal with things and the amenities they had ... it goes to show you can still provide effective services regardless of your surroundings," he said.
"But certainly I wouldn't like to try and fit my 121 police officers in there."
Griffith's police force eventually moved out of the building and in 1982 the Griffith Community Centre moved in.
Cells and handcuffs were removed from the premises and for the past 40 years, it has been home to Griffith charities and support services.
Centre co-ordinator Peta Dummett has spent nearly 15 years of her life working in between its walls and described it as a "building full of beautiful stories".
"It has culture and it has history," Ms Dummett said. "It went from the original police station where people were put into cells for doing the wrong thing to now we're feeding people that are homeless."
"Nearly every service that is in Griffith today originated from this building."
The Griffith Community Centre will be re-locating to a brand new Olympic Street building later this year, but Ms Dummett admitted there was "a lot of sadness" to be leaving the iconic building behind.
The building is on Crown land overseen by Griffith City Council. It is not yet clear what will happen to it after the community centre has moved out.
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