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 here. https://gendisasters.com/idaho/9398/st-anthony-id-town-fire-jan-1913.
The building has gone through many changes over the years from office spaces to apartments. Back in the 50's/60's most of the building was changed into apartments. Each one is a different size and shape. check out the pictures up above.
There are 3 commercial spaces left in the building. As of right now we have a Tax Company. (Rocky Mountain Tax), A Spanish food store with lots of good food. They cook fresh bakery items every Friday. they are amazing! You need to go in and try them all. last but not least a Real Estate Agent.
We are constantly working on the building. It may look old on the outside but things are coming along on the inside with new flooring, paint, countertops and more. Not all of the apartment are done just yet but our goal is to finish them all.
Saint Anthony is a great small town. Most of the people are Friendly. There are a lot of mom and pop stores in the area. There is a 50's style dinner across the street that have comfort food for a good price. Its a small downtown but has some cool gems in the area.