Sunday, March 22, 2009

The Barrel Club


A local landmark for many years, the Barrel Club was established in 1938 on old Highway 40 (now Interstate 80) near Benicia Road. The popular restaurant and nightspot brought in top name entertainers from across the country. The distinctive barrel design was a familiar feature that welcomed many visitors to Vallejo, particularly during WWII. The Barrel Club was operated by the Curtola family until it was torn down in 1964.

3 comments:

  1. This is how Mother gave directions to our house. I'm sorry it was not designated historic. I see it was torn down the year I graduated.

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  2. Wow, My Friend James Patterson of now Placerville Ca. Use to live in Reseda Ca. He use to visit this Club back in 1942-43. He is sitting here with me now at 93 years old. He mentioned this Club and I Janine Wright of Placwrville, just had to look it up. My Great Grand Aunt Rosalie use to live in this town. RIP Auntie!!

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  3. Wow, My Friend James Patterson of now Placerville Ca. Use to live in Reseda Ca. He use to visit this Club back in 1942-43. He is sitting here with me now at 93 years old. He mentioned this Club and I Janine Wright of Placwrville, just had to look it up. My Great Grand Aunt Rosalie use to live in this town. RIP Auntie!!

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