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History

This building was built in early 1900s.  Legend has it that it was a Ford dealership & you are sitting in the “showroom”.  Roy D Hopkins Feed & Seed began business here Jan 2, 1936 and closed in 2007, that’s when George Dodson & David Jones purchased the property. For 18 months @ nights & on weekends the Proprietors’ worked @ to build Hopkins Icehouse as you see it.  Almost 100% of the work was performed by George & Dave, from cutting the concrete then jack hammering it out, scraping & painting the ceiling, hanging the sheetrock then painting it, building the walk in cooler, bar & kitchen.  Original items are; tin ceiling, transoms, doors, floors, & glass windows.  The brick wall on the East side is original & was covered w/ plaster which had to be removed w/ sledge hammers. The term “Icehouse” dates back to the day when families purchased blocks of ice for their “ice box”.  These early ice boxes were small & the woman of the house would not allow the men to keep their beer in them. So, the men would keep their beer @ the icehouses down by the RR tracks (this is how ice was transported).  This is where they would congregate after work & enjoy a cold beer.   Hopkins Icehouse is a corner bar that is reminiscent of days gone by.  Please sit back, relax & enjoy your time w/ us.