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Harvey's Progressive Barbershop

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1873, storefront. c. 1930, sign. 100 E. Broad St.
  • Harvey's Progressive Barbershop (Virginia Division of Historic Resources)

The illuminated Coca-Cola sign dominates the two-story brick structure. The sign faces two streets and has long been a downtown landmark. It was recently repainted but unfortunately has been without power for a number of years. Only a few of these impressive early twentieth-century illuminated signs survive in the city.

Writing Credits

Richard Guy Wilson et al.


What's Nearby


Richard Guy Wilson et al., "Harvey's Progressive Barbershop", [Richmond, Virginia], SAH Archipedia, eds. Gabrielle Esperdy and Karen Kingsley, Charlottesville: UVaP, 2012—,

Print Source

Buildings of Virginia: Tidewater and Piedmont, Richard Guy Wilson and contributors. New York: Oxford University Press, 2002, 229-229.

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