Sept. 12, 2018 – West Bend, WI – On Monday contractors from Heberer Brothers tore off the facade of the former Pilot building on S. Main Street in downtown West Bend.
Plans are to bring a new look with large storefront windows, gooseneck lighting and a decorative arched window up top.
The building is still stamped with ‘Pilot’ above the second floor window.
According to “The Spirit of West Bend” by Dorothy E. Williams the building “at the foot of Hickory Street still bears the name “The Pilot” on the front.”
It was once home to the community newspaper the “West Bend Pilot.”
Photo courtesy The Spirit of West Bend
Prior to 1907 the paper was called the “Democrat.”
Kevin Schultz, owner of Mountain Outfitters, owns the Pilot building and the two brick buildings to the north.