The Old National Bank

This building was originally built in 1898 and was the home for the First National Bank. 1 of 3 in Idaho. The basement was used as a mint, the main floor was the main bank, and the second floor was rented out as office space to local doctors and dentists and other professionals. In 1913 a fire started in the building next door and soon jumped over to the National Bank. It was the middle of winter and they had to have a special train come from Rexburg to help put the fire out due to all the water lines being frozen in the area. Over 80 percent of the building was lost. In 1914 the building you see now was built in its place. A much bigger building from the Original. If you look in the ally at the back wall you can see they used what was left of the old bricks from the original building for it. If you would like to read about the fire here is a link to an article about it                   https://gendisasters.com/idaho/9398/st-anthony-id-town-fire-jan-1913