Aldridge’s beauty shoppe.

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Wilson Daily Times, 4 November 1946.

The 1947-48 Hill’s Wilson, N.C., city directory lists Annie’s Beauty Shop at 1114 1/2 Carolina Street. 1114 1/2 apparently was the address assigned to the small addition built to the grocery store at 1114 Carolina, at the corner of Carroll. Annie Edmundson Aldridge and her husband Prince A. Aldridge lived at 303 North Reid.

DeShazor’s Beauty College was a popular black-owned training school in Durham. See this video.

Photograph courtesy of Google Maps.


  1. I remember that Store in the early 60’s, I think it was ran by the Hamm Family. Never knew about the Beauty Shop. Thanks for sharing.

    1. I can’t remember what the store was called when I was a child on Carolina Street in the late 60s, early 70s. It operated under one name or the other until the early 2000s, I think.

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