Jan 22, 2015

The Mad Men of Allentown

Back in the day, the titans of Allentown would fill the five barberchairs of the Colonial Barbershop, 538 Hamilton Street. That was when the town had three department stores. That was when Wetherhold and Metzger had two shoe stores on Hamilton Street. That was when Harvey Farr would meet Donald Miller and John Leh at the Livingston Club for lunch, and discuss acquiring more lots for Park & Shop. By 1995 all that was gone, but Frank Gallucci, 82, would still give some old timers a trim. The Colonial Barbershop property, closed for many years, has been purchased by J.B. Reilly. It is my pleasure to present this previously unseen portrait of Gallucci, toward the end of his career.

 photocredit:molovinsky
reprinted from May 2013

1 comment:

Anonymous said...

Michael,
After serving the Americus Hotel's main kitchen I would drop across the street to visit briefly with Frank and the guys and trade local gossip....The Livingston Club's two kitchens were good business for me during it's "hey day", along with Hess's Patio..."Thanks for the Memories".....PJF