In its later years, Y'Barbo's stone house was leased by a string of businessmen who operated a saloon and pool hall out of the building. Not the only saloon in Nacogdoches, but possibly the most noteworthy, the 'Old Stone Fort Saloon' gained an unhealthy reputation which eventually led to the building's downfall. In 1902, businessmen and others were calling for the building's destruction as an 'eyesore'. The lasting legacy of the saloons operated by Richard Cole and others is the nickname, 'Old Stone Fort" for Y'Barbo's Spanish Colonial house.
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