That location of 2nd & Oak and the size of the room we are looking at could make it the precursor of the Bon Ton Barber Shop that I knew in the 40's and 50's.
Bill Seaton on 17th July 2015 @ 7:09am
My goodness!!! Hood River had enough business to keep four barbers and a shoe shine man busy?
Looks to me like a shanghai place down on the Portland Waterfront. They walk in, become dizzy and disoriented and off they go to a ship for a long journey.
L.E. on 17th July 2015 @ 7:48am
In 1905 there was a barber shop at the west end of the Brosius Block, in 1909 it was in the middle of the Brosius Block. In 1909 there was another one on the north side of Oak where the First National Bank Building now stands.
It would be fun to pull up some old flooring and discover that tile.
Arthur on 17th July 2015 @ 9:05am
Cool shop, look at those brass spitoons!!!
James Holloway on 17th July 2015 @ 10:04am
Maybe when the crews came in from the logging camps, they could keep this place busy.
We had a great uncle in the family who was a captain or something like that in the Merchant Marines. His last wife, maybe #4, had a barber shop down on the Portland waterfront.
Her chair sat in our basement for years. When you were little, the chair was fun to spin around in. As you got older, you got to hear what the barber shop probably really was, and then the chair took on a whole new fascination.
L.E. on 17th July 2015 @ 12:46pm
My friend, Jim Mehlhoff, had the Bon Ton Barbershop for many years. It really was a lot smaller than this picture depicts. Maybe another shop? This is a large shop with four chairs. When beauty salons started cutting men's hair, the old fashioned barber shop went by the wayside.
judy on 20th July 2015 @ 2:00pm
Can someone please tell me what the large openings on the ceiling near the back of the room are? Would attic access have two openings such as this?
Pam K on 13th November 2016 @ 12:47am