A Government inspector will visit a popular 350-year-old building in Soli-hull next week before making a decision on whether it should be demolished.
Campaigners have urged residents to greet the inspector with a demonstration outside Fowgay Hall, which is situated on the corner of Whitefields Road and Dingle Lane.
But it is thought that the inspector will not meet with the objectors as he is only in Solihull to survey the site.
The decision to demolish the building was taken out of Solihull Council's hands after developers Parkridge Homes successfully appealed to the Office of the Deputy Prime Minister for non-determination of a planning application.
The Solihull-based company aims to demolish the building and replace it with a 14-unit, three-storey apartment block.
Last October, Solihull's planning sub-committee refused the Parkridge application, in a gesture that was largely symbolic, but will still be taken into account by the inspector.
The original application was made last April and since then Fowgay Hall has been added to the local list of historic buildings following a campaign.
Fowgay Hall Action Group spokesman Jeff Stone said: "The inspector is due to arrive at 3pm and we would like as many supporters as possible to be present on the day to show they care about Fowgay Hall.
"Unlike some recent planning appeals, the council are at one with us in our objections and we hope that the inspector will find in our favour."
The developers have referred to a report from independent surveyors which said the building has "no historical integrity or architectural merit".
Parkridge Homes managing director Leon Evans said: "As the planning inspector is an independent Government representative who will be considering all issues raised by the local residents, ourselves and the council.
There will be no attendance from myself or staff from Parkridge Homes Ltd at this visit.
"We will await the decision made by the inspector after his visit, which we hope will be made based on planning policy and Government guidelines."
Anyone interested in attending should gather from 2.45pm on the grass verge of Whitefields Road opposite Fowgay Hall.