During the 1870s, the Mt. Lincoln Improvement Co. sold lots in Alma, including this one. In 1879, the company sold the property to Sarah Rey for $1. The land exchanged hands a number of times before Prussian immigrant Maria Neuhaus acquired the property in 1884. The cabin's exact date of construction is unknown, but likely occurred shortly after Neuhaus acquired the land. Neuhaus moved to Alma from Chicago in 1882 to join her son Robert F. Neuhaus, daughter Sophia, and sister Anna Savage. Robert Neuhaus followed in the footsteps of his deceased father and practiced law, serving Park County as justice of the peace for the 14th Precinct. Sophia Neuhaus eventually returned to Chicago, where she taught German to high school students. Later in life, Robert Neuhaus advertised his services as a notary public and lawyer specializing in real estate transactions. Maria Neuhaus died in 1909 and was buried in Buckskin Cemetery; her son died shortly afterward.
The fires that swept through Alma during the early 20th century ravaged many of its earliest residences; however, a number of fine homes from the Victorian era survive along Pine Street, including this residence. Joshua Mulock likely constructed this home after purchasing the property from the Mount Lincoln Improvement Co. in 1880, though the home may have been built earlier. Current owners Erik and Beth Swanson believe the house was built in the early 1870s and consisted of four rooms, including a parlor, with the second story added in 1877.