The Orrs of York, Pa.: Family barbers have been cutting hair since the 1930s
York County, like the rest of America, is facing the aging of its baby boomers and their down-the-road retirements. The York, Pa., Daily Record profiled three family owned businesses that are in that group. Tony Orr’s Barber Shop, one of those businesses, has been in the Orr family since the 1930s. ‘Though he’s the first generation owner of this particular barbershop, business ownership has been in his extended family since the 1930s. Orr said his cousin, David Orr Sr., owned a trucking company, and David Orr’s son, David Orr Jr., owned The Basement barbershop at Princess and Pershing in York,’ the YDR story states. Tony Orr wants to keep his shop in the family. His family came to York from Bamberg, S.C., in the 1920s. Brewery Products and Carmen’s Ice Cream are the two other businesses profiled. Also of interest: The Orr family on list of York County builders and heroes.
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Well, you go for hood ornaments.
Check out a full photo gallery of hood ornaments, courtesy of the York Daily Record’s Kate Penn.
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History Mystery: York, Pa., from on high … .