Coppell in Dallas County, Texas — The American South (West South Central)
Harwell House and Barbershop
The building on the right was a small house - formerly used as a telephone operator's office - when Floyd and Clayta Harwell bought it in 1932. They expanded it and added a large room on the west side which served as Floyd's barbershop. In 1956, Floyd purchased the corner lot on the left, where a service station had been located, and he moved in the small building to serve as his barbershop.
Floyd Harwell was Coppell's barber for over four decades and also acted as a volunteer umpire for Coppell's baseball team in the 1940s. Clayta Harwell, station manager for Coppell's railroad depot, also served as cafeteria supervisor at Coppell School in the 1940s and 1950s.
Erected 2014 by City of Coppell/Coppell Historical Society.
Topics. This historical marker is listed in these topic lists: Architecture • Industry & Commerce.
Location. 32° 57.289′ N, 97° 0.391′ W. Marker is in Coppell, Texas, in Dallas County. Marker is on West Bethel Road, on the right when traveling west. Touch for map. Touch for directions.
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within walking distance of this marker. Coppell's First Water Supply (within shouting distance of this marker); Coppell's First Government Buildings (within shouting distance of this marker); Early Coppell Business District (within shouting distance of this marker); Coppell's First School Buildings (about 300 feet away, measured in a direct line); Coppell Heritage Park (about 400 feet away); The Minyard Store (about 400 feet away); The Kirkland House (about 500 feet away); Stone Columns at West Entrance to Grapevine Springs Park (about 700 feet away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Coppell.
Also see . . . A news clipping about Floyd Harwell. (Submitted on June 8, 2020.)
Credits. This page was last revised on June 8, 2020. It was originally submitted on June 8, 2020, by Kayla Harper of Dallas, Texas. This page has been viewed 196 times since then and 46 times this year. Photos: 1, 2, 3, 4, 5, 6. submitted on June 8, 2020, by Kayla Harper of Dallas, Texas. • J. Makali Bruton was the editor who published this page.