Dale’s Ole 66 Barber Shop, at Utica Street and Euclid Avenue in Joplin, Mo., was designated a historical landmark by the Joplin Historic Preservation Commission, reports the Joplin Globe.
The city will put up a sign outside the shop denoting its status. Any further changes planned for the building must be approved by the commission.
The shop has been vacant for about a year since a tenant moved out, Holly said, but business partners Stana Walker and Tammy Martin plan to reopen it in early March as a full-service salon.
Dale Holly, owner of the barbershop, told the Globe that the building was built in 1928 or ’29 as a Shamrock gas station. The gas station closed in 1959; Holly bought the building and converted it into a barbershop in 1962 until he retired three years ago.
(Photo courtesy of Route 66 TV Online.)