Created By: North Dakota State University
The U-R Next Barber Shop began life as the "City Tonsorial Parlor" and was built around 1900 in Buffalo, North Dakota. W.J. Frederick operated his parlor there until 1909, when he sold it to Lewis Easton, a law enforcement officer. Even though the town of Buffalo did not have running water, the barber shop found a way to run water into the shop. A galvanized tub was placed in the ceiling and two water pipes ran to the tub in the back, with one making a stop by a heater first for hot water.
Lewis operated the shop until 1964, when he passed away. It was bought by the Master Barbers Association and given to Bonanzaville. All the furnishings and supplies you see inside are from the original shop and many are in thier original locations.
This point of interest is part of the tour: Bonanzaville Main Street Tour