Barber Shops & Beauty Parlors

Goodwill’s Barber Shop

Goodwill’s Barber Shop was located at 422 Robert Street. This location was also used as a private residence. It appears that the correct name may have been Goodwell.

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Green Book Details

Goodwill’s appears in the Green Book from 1947 to 1955 at 422 Robert St. in Akron under the category Barber Shops.

The house where Goodwill’s operated still stands as of 2022 but is more visible in this street view from 2011. | Google Maps


  • “Births — Boys.” Akron Beacon Journal. September 16, 1947.
  • Gill, Tiffany. Beauty Shop Politics: African American Women’s Activism in the Beauty Industry. Urbana: University of Illinois Press, 2010.
  • Levesta Goodwell Obituary. Akron Beacon Journal. October 31, 1949.
  • “With Ohio Servicemen.” Call & Post. January 15, 1944.
422 Robert St, Akron, OH

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  1. As far as I can tell, this is one of only two buildings that survive in Akron that were in the Green Book. Contact me if you want more information or wish to find a way to preserve the history. Tom Ghinder. (Easy to find)

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