Perkins Barber Shop was located in the Vinegar Hill neighborhood on what was once the 200 block of West Main Street, Charlottesville. The proprietor, seen here in front of his shop, was known to his customers simply as “Perk.” Stacy’s Music Shop sat on the other side of the street (note reflection in window). Today, the Charlottesville Ice Park sits on this location directly across from the Omni Hotel. The parking meters are long gone since you can only walk along this part of Main Street today.
Photo: Courtesy Edwina St. Rose