This frame gabled-el house was constructed for dentist Dr. Clarence Gleason in 1893. (Mt. Horeb Times July 2, 1893) This was Dr. Geason’s home until at least 1911 and remained in his family until at least 1915. It was later the home of John and Augusta Kahl. Dr. Gleason owned the property from 1892 until 1911, Edel Gleason owned it from 1911 until at least 1915, John Kahl, and later his estate, owned it from at least 1920 until at least 1950. Anton Bergum owned the property from at least 1955 until at least 1965, it had been part of his estate until at least 1970. (Village of Mt. Horeb Tax Rolls) It is currently (2014) owned by Richard F. Brahmer and Gwendolyn M. Cassis, and is occupied by a new business (2014) Bob's BBQ.
Sold by Gwen and Richard in May 2015 to John and Lynn McFee. McFee On Main was opened on Sept. 30th 2016!
Lynn Riviere McFee of Mount Horeb, 57, has had retail in her blood since the fifth grade.
At that tender age, she worked in her aunt and uncle’s clothing store in Sheldon, Iowa when her family visited from their Minneapolis area home. Now, after a three-decade career with Ralph Lauren, one of the world’s most prominent merchandisers, she is opening her own shop in downtown Mount Horeb, long a mecca for southern Wisconsin shoppers looking for unique stores and restaurants.
McFee was looking to share her own passion for all things artistic. She and John watched the property at 400 E. Main for some time before making their decision. Once they did, however, they were all in.