Searching for Dream Street - Aliquippa
An Aliquippa resident talks on her cell phone after stopping into Bert's Barber Shop to buy a couple of cigarettes from owner Bert Hart.
80-year-old Hart (left) has been cutting hair in his Aliquippa barber shop for the past 60 years. Hart moved to Aliquippa in the boom times of the 1960’s and opened Bert’s Barber Shop in 1966.
At that time the town was home to over 26,000 people but most of the homes and businesses along his street are gone as well as most of the people.
At one time Hart owned three adjacent buildings, housing a bar, apartment building and the barber shop, in the Plan 11 neighborhood.
The three-chair shop is a place where people hang out here and talk about everything from politics to religion and sports as well as the good old days when Aliquippa was thriving.