Restoring the Hair Building in Five Points

Calling all local bookworms 📚

The Hair Building present day

The Hair Building will be restored + turned into an independent book store.

Photo by @polishedpreservationist

The Hair Building located at 734 Harden St. in Five Points is going to be renovated and turned into an independent book store, All Good Books.

Janie Campbell, a Preservation Consultant in Columbia, broke down the history of this building, beginning in 1921.

The historic Hair Building

The historic Hair Building

Photo by @polishedpreservationist

It was one of the earliest Five Points buildings, once known as the Valley Meat Market. It was then used for several commercial buildings (like real estate + law firms) before becoming the Parthenon restauranta bygone favorite of Columbia.

It was recently the Thirsty Parrot but will now be a 3,000+ sqft book store. No opening date has been announced. Sam here 👋as a bookworm myself, I am very excited to see this renovation. If you’re a history buff and this article has piqued your interest on Five Points’ history, we’ve got you covered.

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