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The Ferguson building was constructed in 1904 and holds 2,700 sq.ft. of interior space. Building measures 28’ x 130’ on the outside, and is fully modernized inside, including new electrical system, plumbing, walls, flooring, ceilings, paint, and is ready for fiber-optic high-speed Internet service (all within the last year). A large 600 sq.ft. entry area – complete with 12’ ceilings – greets visitors, with four individual offices down a private hallway, along with two bathrooms, a kitchen, a walk-in vault, and a large interior garage/storage room. Solid wood doors, 5/8” sheetrock, double-paned insulated glass, and insulated walls were installed to minimize sound transference and improve confidentiality between offices. The original walk-in vault remains intact, and the vault door is fully operational. The original front door and brass fixtures are fully restored. The building is ADA compliant, and has been blessed by the City of Alpine.
The renovation and restoration was designed to reflect the history of the building, while providing modern features, maximizing energy efficiency, and minimizing utility expenses. As such, the building is unique in Alpine, and provides an unrivaled opportunity for a new owner to move directly into the heart of the Alpine business community.
The was first used to house the First National Bank. Although the rest of the business district was reduced to rubble in the 1907 fire that swept Alpine, the First National Bank building survived. During reconstruction, it was decided that the building would be fortified as a fire block, in the event that another fire occurred. Four years later, on May 5, 1911, when another devastating fire swept through town from the west, the building served its purpose, and the fire was halted at the building alleyway, sparing everything to the east. The building continued to be at the center of commercial activity in the town for three decades.
In 1935, First National Bank merged with State...