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Shaving Parlor

Representational Building 1860's

 

— Replicated in 1996 —

 
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By Connor Olson, April 17, 2021
1. Shaving Parlor Marker
Inscription.  This is a reproduction of a typical small wood-frame barber shop. Barber shops offered shaves, haircuts, and even minor medical and dental services. Though medical duties and bloodletting had been a part of a barber's duties since the 11th century, by the late 19th century the tradition was dwindling. Most barbers used a single mug to hold shaving soap and reused towels for all their customers. This caused outbreaks of barber's itch and instigated sanitary laws for barbers.
 
Erected by This Is The Place Foundation. (Marker Number 17.)
 
Topics. This historical marker is listed in these topic lists: Industry & CommerceScience & Medicine.
 
Location. 40° 45.284′ N, 111° 48.959′ W. Marker is in Salt Lake City, Utah, in Salt Lake County. Marker can be reached from Main Street near First North. Touch for map. Marker is at or near this postal address: 2601 East Sunnyside Avenue, Salt Lake City, Utah, United States of America. Touch for directions.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within walking distance of this marker. Hooper and Eldredge Bank (a few steps from this marker); Irrigation Station (within shouting distance of this marker);
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By Connor Olson, April 17, 2021
2. Shaving Parlor
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Fairbanks Home (within shouting distance of this marker); Heber East Ward School (within shouting distance of this marker); Z.C.M.I. (Zion’s Cooperative Mercantile Institution) (within shouting distance of this marker); Godbe-Pitts & Company Drugstore (within shouting distance of this marker); Great Salt Lake Social Hall (within shouting distance of this marker); Dinwoodey Cabinet and Chair Shop (within shouting distance of this marker). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Salt Lake City.
 
Shaving Parlor Interior image. Click for full size.
By Connor Olson, April 17, 2021
3. Shaving Parlor Interior
 
 
Credits. This page was last revised on May 9, 2021. It was originally submitted on April 30, 2021, by Connor Olson of Lemmon, South Dakota. This page has been viewed 36 times since then. Photos:   1, 2, 3. submitted on April 30, 2021, by Connor Olson of Lemmon, South Dakota. • Syd Whittle was the editor who published this page.
 
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Jun. 18, 2021