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Topeka in Shawnee County, Kansas — The American Midwest (Upper Plains)
 

Barber Shop

1900

 
 
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By William Fischer, Jr., October 20, 2012
1. Barber Shop Marker
Inscription.

This Barber Shop represents a small town Kansas Barber Shop at the turn-of-the-century. The Barber Shop was not only a place to get a haircut, but a shave and bath as well. The Barber Shop was a popular gathering place for men waiting for their turn in the chair. The regular customers had their own shaving mug at the Barber Shop. During that time, many Barber Shops performed medical treatment. The red stripe on the barber pole symbolizes blood, while the white stripe symbolizes bandages.
 
Erected by Old Prairie Town.
 
Location. 39° 3.803′ N, 95° 40.984′ W. Marker is in Topeka, Kansas, in Shawnee County. Touch for map. Marker is in Old Prairie Town at Historic Ward-Meade Park. Marker is at or near this postal address: 124 NW Fillmore Street, Topeka KS 66606, United States of America.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within walking distance of this marker. Everest Methodist Church (a few steps from this marker); Ward-Meade Mansion (within shouting distance of this marker); Mulvane General Store (within shouting distance of this marker); David Puff (within shouting distance of this marker); Potwin Drug Store
Barber Shop image. Click for full size.
By William Fischer, Jr., October 20, 2012
2. Barber Shop
(within shouting distance of this marker); Ward-Meade Home (within shouting distance of this marker); The Pauline Depot (within shouting distance of this marker); Pappan's Ferry (within shouting distance of this marker). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Topeka.
 
Also see . . .
1. Old Prairie Town at Historic Ward-Meade Park. (Submitted on May 3, 2013, by William Fischer, Jr. of Scranton, Pennsylvania.)
2. Ward-Meade Park, Topeka KS. (Submitted on May 3, 2013, by William Fischer, Jr. of Scranton, Pennsylvania.)
 
Categories. Industry & CommerceMan-Made Features
 
Barber Shop image. Click for full size.
By William Fischer, Jr., October 20, 2012
3. Barber Shop
BannerB ready for a shave and haircut
 
 
Credits. This page was last revised on June 16, 2016. This page originally submitted on May 3, 2013, by William Fischer, Jr. of Scranton, Pennsylvania. This page has been viewed 320 times since then and 31 times this year. Photos:   1, 2, 3. submitted on May 3, 2013, by William Fischer, Jr. of Scranton, Pennsylvania.
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