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Larry's Barber Shop

The building holds significance due to its association with African American barber Larry Roseman and its location in East Spokane, a prominent area for African Americans due to the concentration of churches in the region. 

In 1978, Larry took over ownership of the barber shop from Elmo Bogel, under whom he had completed his apprenticeship. He became the sole African American barber running a shop in the town during that period (Jordan 1996). Barber shops have played a pivotal role in Black history, serving not only as skilled establishments but also as community hubs for gathering, socializing, and nurturing a sense of unity within the community. 

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