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Thursday, October 2, 2014

Astoria Barber Shop/ Bathhouse –

 I have an undated picture of Main Street showing the Astoria Barbershop and Bathhouse. It was owned by Mrs. L. Muhs. The earliest reference I can find about the Astoria is in 1903. It was listed under Minor Topics in the Ward County Independent. The Astoria Barber Shop was noted for giving smooth shaves and up to date haircuts. The Bathhouse claimed the shower bath was their specialty. In 1903 the Astoria added metal siding to the building making it one of the warmest Bathhouses in the city. The Astoria was said to have the “swellest” rooms in the Northwest. In 1904 the Astoria featured special arrangements  for the ladies. They also installed a new Compress Air Vibrating Massage machine

Astoria Bath House in the middle left side of picture

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