Barney’s Matchbook Cover
September 22, 2016 – 12:07 am | 3 Comments

Locals know Barney’s Corner as a gas station, but early on it was much, much more.
I believe this matchbook cover comes from around the 1940s. Back then there was food and dance.
Barney was Keith Malcom’s brother …

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Barneey’s Motel and Restaurant Burns in 1982

Submitted by on January 30, 2015 – 2:42 amNo Comment
Barneey's burns in 1982

Barneey’s burns in 1982

Barneey’s Motel and Restaurant (it’s just Barney’s now) has had a long history. Barney Malcolm originally opened it in 1945 and since that time it has experienced a number of transformations.

In 1982 it burned down says Bee Rick Reynolds. “It was while someone was leasing it from my grandmother (Sadie Hughes)…looking to buy if I remember…it had only been few months after my dad died. I was living in San Antonio, Texas. I know it was ruled arson, [but they] never caught the people as far as I know.”

Photo courtesy of Bee Rick Reynolds.

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