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The History of Jerry’s Barber Shop {Home Town Takeover Ep. 2}

Come at the back of the scenes once more with me on House Town Takeover. Lately we’re exploring the historical past of Jerry’s Barber Shop in Wetumpka.

Jerry’s Barber Shop was once such a terrific transformation. Take a look at the “ahead of” pictures of the outside of Jerry’s store once we scouted it again in March 2020.

Exterior before

And right here it’s after the makeover!

Jerry's Barber Shop

The interior had a drop ceiling, fluorescent lights, a burgundy border and CARPET. Sure, carpet. At the flooring of a Barber Shop. I’m sneezing simply serious about it.

Barber shop before

However then Ben and Pharrell got here in swinging! As they chiseled away, a long time have been peeled again, reveling gorgeous uncovered brick partitions.

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This is the “After” pics, taken from that very same attitude as ahead of. It’s totally reworked. I snapped all of those pics at the evening after filming was once finished whilst it was once nonetheless staged for the display.

Jerry's Barber Shop makeover on Home Town Takeover

The group additionally exposed the pretty authentic transom window over the entrance door and breathed new lifestyles again into it.

transom window

At the different aspect of the room this wonderful brick wall was once hiding at the back of the outdated plaster! I were given this subsequent photograph in a textual content message whilst I used to be in a gathering and my jaw actually DROPPED OPEN with an audible gasp. I knew in an instant this venture was once going to be one thing tremendous particular!

Old Brick Wall exposed

It has essentially the most gorgeous outdated brick with one thing that seemed like “Bros. Common” painted on it. It was once onerous to learn, so I did additional digging to check out to discover the historical past at the back of this wall. I’ll percentage extra about that during just a little.

Let’s see the general “After” pictures!

Those barber stations have been customized constructed for the display.

Barber Shop makeover on Home Town Takeover

My husband was once so excited to look his antique money sign up, gold-bladed fan and his 48-star flag from our basement displayed proudly at the display.

gold bladed fan

When Jeremy and I finished through the store to collect our staging stuff, we snapped this selfie from one of the barber chairs. We have been so fascinated about how this venture grew to become out!

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In the event you’ve learn my weblog publish about our unanswered prayers to renovate an outdated storefront, you’ll perceive the joy on our faces. It was once like gazing our desires come true, however on HGTV’s dime.

Jerry's Barber Shop makeover on Home Town Takeover

The picket for the again wall was once donated through the First Presbyterian Church.

Jerry had a lot of memorabilia from his years as a barber, so we put them in shadowboxes for him to stay on show.

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Didn’t this store prove so wonderful? I really like each and every little element of this house.

Jerry's Barber Shop makeover on Home Town Takeover

Right here’s a greater sunlight view of the uncovered brick wall that was once exposed. Extra about that during a minute. First let’s discuss that checkerboard flooring!

Jerry's Barber Shop makeover on Home Town Takeover

Are you able to imagine that is an Luxurious Vinyl Tile?? It was once the easiest floor for this house. SO. MUCH. BETTER than that outdated carpet.

The History of Jerry’s Barber Shop

I’ve finished somewhat extra analysis and found out the registration shape for downtown Wetumpka to be added to the Nationwide Registry of Historic Puts. This kind was once chock complete of nice information in regards to the historical past of the city! This is the phase about Jerry’s Barber Shop:

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In step with this, so much of the storefronts in Wetumpka have been constructed within the mid-to-late 1800 during the early 1900s. The storefront beside Jerry’s was once referred to as Robinson and Brothers Common retailer. That development was once inbuilt 1855 and the Barber store was once inbuilt 1925.

So, when this development was once built, this wall was once in reality the outside of the Robinson and Bros Common Retailer. Their signal was once painted at the outdoor of it till the Barber store got here alongside.

I simply love historic constructions. Don’t you?

The Bullet Hollow within the Entrance Door

There may be some very cool historical past that was once hidden proper within the door of the store. Jerry informed Ben and Erin the tale on episode 102 of House Town Takeover, however for those who haven’t noticed it let me attempt to hit the highlights.

Again within the overdue 1800’s the native dentist were given right into a shootout in the street outdoor the store and a stray bullet went during the entrance door.

Ben and Erin took the door to Lengthy Leaf Woodshop, the place they have been ready to seek out where the place the bullet handed thru. Wonderful!

Ben and Erin discover the bullet hole

The Design Crew were given this newsletter from Erin appearing us the bullet hollow. I laughed after I noticed this scene from episode 102 when Erin is snapping the pic to ship to us! I beloved little moments like this at the display.

Bullet Hole found

And after all, this is the outcome. The bullet hollow was once solid in resin for long term generations of Wetumpka to look.

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Because the display aired, Mayor Jerry has determined to retire from the barbering biz! He bought the Barber Shop and it’s now open to the general public as a book shop referred to as Candy House E book Shop.

I’m so excited to listen to that Wetumpka now has a guide store. Each small the city wishes one of the ones.

And as a fan of House Town Takeover, this is the excellent news for you-

Now that it’s a retail retailer, that suggests you’ll be able to pass discuss with the interior of the shop and spot this pretty outdated development in particular person for your self, no hair appointment vital! It’s a win/win!

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