Barber chairs to honor Springfield, Massachusetts Union Station’s history

April 16, 2016

By G. Michael Dobbs, The Reminder

SPRINGFIELD – The barbershop was a fixture at Union Station during its heyday and there will be a reminder of that in the form of three restored 1930s barber chairs that were found in the train station.Website Insert Coach Business Class Food Service copy

A renovated Union Station is expected to open later this year as a regional transportation hub for taxis, Pioneer Valley Transit Authority buses, intercity buses, Amtrak and commuter trains for Connecticut.

Chief Development Officer Kevin Kennedy said the chair would be one of three restored chairs that will be part of an exhibit developed in conjunction with the Springfield Museums detailing the transportation history of the city.

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