On this corner there was once a public watering trough and livery stable where the current city hall stands. When visitors rode into town, they tied up their horses and let them drink at the trough. Then they went about their business in town, or sat around and whittled and chewed tobacco while sharing news. A grocery store, blacksmith shop and the newspaper all conducted business here. The current building was built as a shopping mall in the 1970s. The building was repurposed for city offices in the 1980s. Plans are currently underway for a new city hall.