Unhappily, most of the town’s neighborhood beauty salons and barber shops are now shuttered. These were welcome oases from the craziness downtown; places where old families and friends could be themselves, without much bother from tourists and washashores. Jesse “Burr” Ferreira (left), a barber, bought this property in 1949. The garage, fronting on Cudworth, was transformed into a barber shop, which continued to be known as Burr’s during the proprietorship of his son, Gordon Ferreira (right), who also owned and ran the Stormy Harbor Café with his wife, Beverley (Cook) Ferreira. After Gordon’s death in 2011, the family sold the property.
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