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PROPERTY INFORMATION

Historic Name

Jimmy Mack's Barber Shop

Current Name

Address

141 John Street

Tax Parcel

1114_17.03_65

Historic District

Witherspoon Jackson HD

Classification

Noncontributing

Number of Resources

1

Style

Vernacular

Number of Stories

1

Material

Composite

Historic Function

Commerce

Current Function

Domestic

Last Entry Update

11/18/2015


DESCRIPTION

Setting

NE corner of John and Quarry Streets. House built along corner and surrounded by 3' cement apron between sidewalk and building.

Description

The long axis of this one story flat roofed box is parallel to Quarry Street. The building has been highly altered with vertical siding obscuring the original window patterns. There are two one over one's on John St and a single unit in the center the south (Quarry St.) facade. The entrance door is to the right of the window.


HISTORY

Built

1925

Architect

 

Builder

 

History

The building was constructed c. 1925. Not shown on 1918 Sanborn but visible on 1927 and 1940 aerial photo.

In the mid-20th century, this building served as a bar, restaurant, and an A&P grocery store. It was then renovated for living quarters for two families and then a beauty parlor.

James Mack purchased the building on 10/18/1961 and operated Jimmy Mack's Barber Shop here until 2011. Before opening the shop, Mack had worked as a barber for his uncle on Witherspoon Street.

Sources

Sanborn and Aerial photos


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PHOTO FROM 2015 SURVEY


2015 Photo
West and south elevations, as viewed from the intersection with Quarry Street


HISTORIC PHOTOGRAPHS

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