West Seattle Junction history: Andy’s Barber Shop

Remember the work at Talarico’s Pizza that briefly uncovered a decades-old Schuck’s sign back in May? Here’s a little more history from that block in The Junction:

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Mariann Petersen shared the photo of her father, Alfred “Andy” Anderson, via e-mail: “I am sending a photo taken sometime in the late 1930s or early 1940s. It is a photo of my father standing in front of his barber shop at the Junction. He was there before Schuck’s Auto Parts. He moved farther south on California Ave to make way for Schuck’s. You can see a reflection of a very old car in the window.”

Mr. Anderson retired in 1982 – figuring, according to a Seattle Times clip that his daughter shared, that he was the oldest active barber in the city. That was 14 years before he died in 1996 at age 90.

4 Replies to "West Seattle Junction history: Andy's Barber Shop"

  • kumalavula July 31, 2016 (11:54 am)

    super cool perspective on the past. i love seeing these images of where we live and how much west seattle has changed.

  • miws July 31, 2016 (12:23 pm)

    Very cool! 

    Thanks for sharing, Mariann, and WSB! 


  • ACG July 31, 2016 (1:40 pm)

    Thanks, Mariann and WSB for sharing!  Great story!

  • Roddy July 31, 2016 (10:42 pm)

    Shuck’s was at the address 4716 California from 1941-1969, according to Seattle City Directories. In 1968, the 4716 building was remodeled or torn down and that address did not exist after that. The address in the photo, 4726, existed until 1941. It appears this building (4726, Andy’s Barber) as well as 4728 (The Chocolate Shop) and 4730 (sherry’s Sport Shop) all vacated in January of 1941, All of these buildings were then demolished and a new building was built that over the years became Van Gilder’s Furniture, Tradewell grocery and later Petco.

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