The Corner Bar has been a staple in Liberty for as long as any of us can remember. We’ve recently learned a lot about the history of the land, the structure and the people who cared for it for over 100 years.
We were surprised to learn that no one had ever thought to research the history of the Corner Bar before. It was daunting but exciting, because all information was new information. MJ McNeece from Virtually Liberty took the task on, and with the help of the folks at the Clay County Archives she was able to find some pretty cool photos and documents related to the Corner Bar and its long Liberty history to share.
The friendly folks at the Clay County Recorder of Deeds were super-helpful in assisting in our land records search and the Clay County Assessors office was lightning-fast with their response to an inquiry about the building. In short, thanks to the great people of Liberty, we found out quite a lot about our favorite watering hole. (Read the Corner Bar history here.)
We hope you enjoy learning about what we’ve found out, but we’re actively looking for more information because there’s a lot we don’t know! If you have information or memories you’d like to add to what we’ve rediscovered thus far, please send us a note. We continue to aggressively seek any and all photos of our building, inside and out.
As always, thanks for your friendship and company!
P.S. T-shirts coming soon!