111 S. DILLARD ST.

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111 S. DILLARD ST.

111
,
Durham
NC
Built in
1940-1950
/ Demolished in
2008
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  • Submitted by Dawn Bennett Elder on Wednesday, July 23, 2014 - 4:35pm

    This building belonged to my grandparents, Pauline and Dallas Barfield in the 1950s-1970s, and was the site of Barfield's Restaurant in the 1950s. My grandmother is shown in the middle of the second photo, and on the left in the bottom photo. While the food was good, Barfield's owed its success to selling the most beer in Durham at the time. The restaurant turned into a juke joint at night.

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111
,
Durham
NC
Built in
1940-1950
/ Demolished in
2008
Architectural style: 
Construction type: 
,
Neighborhood: 
Type: 

 


Ernest Brandt, owner of Brandt's Personal Hair Design Studio, standing in front of his styling station in the salon. (Courtesy of Rashida Brandt)

Business card for Brandt's Personal Hair Design Studio.  (Courtesy of Rashida Brandt)111SDillard_111706.jpg

Exterior photo of Brandt's Personal Hair Design Studio.  11.17.06 (Photo by Gary Kueber)

Exterior photo of Brandt's Personal Hair Design Studio. (Courtesy of Rashida Brandt)


Interior photo of Brandt's Personal Hair Design Studio, 1986.  In this photo my dad had just finished curling my mom, Diane's, hair and my brother, Omari, and I were being our typical rambunctious selves, LOL.  (Courtesy of Rashida Brandt)
 

My father, Ernest Brandt, purchased this building from the Barfields in 1984.  He renovated it and opened a full service hair salon where he served as a master cosmetologist for 26 years. Initially he named the salon “Mr. B’s” but soon changed it to “Brandt’s Personal Hair Design Studio”. As a child I basically grew up in the salon (that we affectionately called “the shop”), sweeping up hair and setting the timers on the hair dryers. My father even styled me and my mother’s hair as well as cut my brothers hair all on a regular basis while serving his clientele. If you ever sat in his chair you were guaranteed to get an in-depth Black history lesson and a beautiful hair style all while Anita Baker or Miles Davis played in the background. This address will always hold a special place in my heart and I am extremely proud that my father will forever be a part of the history of Durham, NC. 

 

This building was the restaurant "Barfields" in the 1950s. [1955 City Directory.]

Barfields interior, 1950s (Courtesy Dawn Bennett Elder)

Pauline Barfield, center (Courtesy Dawn Bennett Elder)

Barfields interior, 1950s (Courtesy Dawn Bennett Elder)

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This building belonged to my grandparents, Pauline and Dallas Barfield in the 1950s-1970s, and was the site of Barfield's Restaurant in the 1950s. My grandmother is shown in the middle of the second photo, and on the left in the bottom photo. While the food was good, Barfield's owed its success to selling the most beer in Durham at the time. The restaurant turned into a juke joint at night.

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