100 - 111 South First Street
100 - 108 South First Street (State Bank of Mt. Horeb/U.S. Post Office)
100-108 South First Street
This contemporary building was built in 1992 to house the State Bank of Mt. Horeb and U.S. Post Office (building permit dated November 2, 1992). It occupies the entire block between South First, Grove, East Main and Front Streets. This block was the heart of New Town Mount Horeb when the railroad came to town in 1881. Ole Nuubson erected a store building in the southwest corner of East Main and South First Streets in 1885 (Blue Mounds Weekly News, October 4, 1885). Sever Swiggum bought the store area circa 1888, and operated it until selling the property to the bank circa 1902 (Wisconsin State Gazetteer and Business Directory). The building also housed the U.S. Post Office and a millinery during that time. The State Bank of Mount Horeb, also called Mount Horeb State Bank, was organized in May 1901. Dr. Niels C. Evans was president, Andrew Hoff was vice-president, and Walter Curtiss was cashier. The bank moved into the building in 1902, bought the property circa 1903, and built a new bank building in 1917. That building was replaced in 1967, and the latest bank building was completed in 1992. The post office is located in the south end of the current building. The State Bank of Mount Horeb is not eligible for historic designation.
111 South First Street (People's Mercantile Assoc. Store) - demolished