Chicago, Illinois: Obama's Barber Chair, Encased in Plexiglass

A unique presidential relic, preserved in the barber shop where Barack Obama used to get his hair cut.

Hyde Park Hair Salon

Address:
5234 S. Blackstone Ave., Chicago, IL
Directions:
Hyde Park Hair Salon. On the west side of S. Blackstone Ave., just north of E. 53rd St.
Hours:
Daily 9 am - 8 pm (Call to verify)
Phone:
773-493-6028
Admission:
Free
RA Rates:
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Obama's Barber Chair, Encased in Plexiglass

Before Barack Obama became President, he lived in the Hyde Park neighborhood of Chicago and walked to the Hyde Park Hair Salon when he needed a hair cut. After his election, the Salon labeled itself "the official barbershop of President Obama" and encased Obama's favorite chair in a plexiglass box as a tourist attraction. It also has a painting of Zariff, Obama's favorite barber, giving the future President his usual $21 trim.

[RoadsideAmerica.com Team, 08/20/2012]

Jan. 2015: Photo added.

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