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Tuesday, January 6, 2015

Rubbish Tuesday - Sunnyside Barber Shop

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107 Wall Street . Roanoke

Isn't this a little piece of Mayberry? The only thing I found on it was this " I.C. Harris has been cutting hair since 1959. Back then, the shop had four chairs, but now he works alone.

He's lived through downtown's glory days as a shopping destination, its decline when outlying shopping malls came along and now its rebirth. " Taken from HERE

Linking with Roan's Rubbish Tuesday which is about old things, not trash ;)

32 comments:

  1. The barber pole itself is a relic.

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  2. Another great place you are sharing here. Thanks Tanya!

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  3. This reminds me of the old barber shop we once had in our town. I took my son there for his first haircut. I think the chairs were the same. Love it!

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  4. Somewhere, I have a photo of an old guy out front of the shop on a sunny morning sitting on a bench, back when benches were legal. Nice photos.

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    1. i saw that picture too while trying to find info! so, are benches not legal to set out? notice the bench stored inside the shop? i noticed when i saw the picture you mentioned!

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  5. Man, I haven't seen the side of a barbershop in a while and it shows. Tom The Backroads Traveller

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  6. That does remind me of Mayberry! I can just hear Floyd talking...

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  7. Mr Harris is a stayer for sure Tanya.. Did I wish you a happy new year ? Hmm not sure, so here's wishing you all the very best for 2015 .. Now going back to check your photo of the year.

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  8. Oh the stories that must have been told over the years in that place!

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  9. It looks awesome. Everything is kept well in tact, which I like.

    Mersad
    Mersad Donko Photography

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  10. Barber shops? BOO!
    see my blog today. hahahahaha!

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  11. I have to agree with Birdman here, but this shop is ready for a period movie!

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  12. so cool. i did see birdman's post and your comment for him, too. :)

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  13. Delightful story, and such a quaint place to visit. Wouldn't you like to hear a tape recording of the conversations that transpired? Maybe he could retire and write a book!

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  14. I love the old time shops like this one and the barber pole outside is neat. You don't see many of those anymore!

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  15. Such a touching and wonderful piece of Americana...I hope he's there forever!

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  16. With current hair styles, many barber shops have gone out of business. Great that you found one shop still in existence.

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  17. I remember Roanoke when downtown was the place to go shopping. Blocks and blocks of shops, big and small. Heironomous had all sorts of great clothes. Finks Jewelers had the gold and diamonds. There was a stationary store, and a candy store that held a huge Mr. Peanut in the front. That was the place that fascinated children more than anything. At Christmas the city would decorate and it was magical. Now I don't go downtown unless I absolutely have to. There is nothing there that interests me.

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    1. how neat anita...while i love downtown i can imagine missing the way it used to be...i'm still in love with all the old buildings down there!

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  18. You would expect Andy Griffith to show up for a haircut any minute! I love that you showed us inside. It is sad that only one person is there cutting now, just like so many places, because of the economy. I guess men are getting their hair cut at malls and closer places.

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  19. Ah I love these old barber shops in the States. We don't have them here anymore, apart from a very few exceptions!

    Happy New Year!

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  20. It is! A far cry from rubbish in so many ways! They are a delight if and when we get too see one! Very cool!

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  21. It looks like quite a throwback. I suppose Sunnyside's a common enough term... I've lived on a Sunnyside Avenue here, and in fact still live a block south of it.

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  22. That's the kind of place I prefer to go for haircuts. They're getting harder to find now.

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  23. We've still got a lot of these old barber shops here in Ocala; most of them run by old barbers or new barbers just out of barber school, or new barbers just out of prison! :)

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  24. i always wish that barbers shops were still the norm. such style & awesome character. ( :

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    1. oops, i forgot to say i would love to cut hair ... but i would be concerned with wiggling giggling kids. how do you make them sit still??! i do my hubby hair all the time. but he even is silly some times. he is very picky. he likes his hair to be a certain way. ( :

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  25. It looks like it could be on my town square. I love old shops like this.

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  26. So wonderful that it is still there! There used to be a similar one I would pass going home from work every day. I'm not sure if it's still there or not.

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