The 1918 Farmers State Bank of Cope played a significant role in the commercial history of the small northeastern Colorado town. Although it served as a bank for only sixteen years, it was the first and only bank that ever operated in Cope.
The bank is a good example of a poured concrete building in the Late 19th and Early 20th Century American Movements style. It is also important for its association with women’s history as a mostly women-owned bank with a woman president for the entire tenure of the bank. Although the bank closed in 1934, two women continued operating and owning a retail business from the bank building.