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Joplin barbershop designated a historic landmark

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.)


One thought on “Joplin barbershop designated a historic landmark

  1. Fred Drury (607) 879-2087

    I would hate to see a historic “barber shop” be converted to a “salon” you might as well tear it down. I am a Master Barber with 16 yrs. experience working in N.Y. state. I am looking to invest in a barbershop and move my family out of this “liberal state”. I would love to chat with the owner sometime.

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