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Barnes State Bank Museum

Address: 107 Railroad Avenue
Barnes, KS 66933

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The Barnes State Bank was originally built in 1911 and robbed at gunpoint twice between 1911 and 1924. The bank became insolvent in 1924 and the building served as a post office, cafe, plumbing shop and electrical shop.

The "Barnes State Bank" was listed on the the Kansas Preservation Alliance
Endangered Sites List in 2006.

The building fronts historic K-9 (also known at the Great White Way) along Railroad Avenue.

Clarence Barker, Salem, Oregon, purchased the stately red brick structure and has been responsible for it's restoration as a memorial to his great grandfather, Clinton Hogue, one of the original founders of the bank in 1911.

On November 10, 2007, the Barnes Trust for Historic Preservation hosted the re-dedication of the Barnes State Bank Museum.


contact info
Gloria J. Moore
P. O. Box 84
Barnes, KS 66933-0084
Phone: 785.747.8757
Melodie Sedivy
15 N Center
Barnes, KS 66933
Phone: 785-845-8706
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