This building has stood as a saloon and restaurant since it was erected in the late 1800s' according to the Sanborn Fire Insurance Maps which were laid out when the cisterns were being placed in Brenham, Texas after the town burned down over racial differences in 1866. I don't know the exact date and if anyone has any information about this building I would love to add it to this blog.
You can still get a nice steak and a stiff drink from a wonderful staff when you visit BT. The handmade wooden bar is a sight to see and takes you back to the days of old with spindle work and mirrors.
During my research in the old Brenham newspapers, I began to make note of all the different saloon names and liquor stores that have been in our downtown over the past 150 years.
Brenham liquor stores and saloon names since 1843
Joe Marek’s Liquor
Santa Fe Saloon
Opera House Saloon
Two Brothers Saloon
Oak Hall Saloon
Bar and Billiard-1876
Oak Hall Saloon-1898