Restoring the Root Beer Barrel

This Douglas concession stand with a unique shape started serving hot dogs and root beer in 1952 but closed in 1978. Restoration began after the History Center bought the 16-foot-high building at 455 Center Street for $1.

Start Date

January 1, 2011

End Date

September 25, 2018

A view of the Root Beer Barrel in Douglas. with an interpretive sign to the left