Henry Kaiser was a talented and driven individual. He developed The Hoover Dam during the great depression, built liberty ships during World War II and of course a car. Kaiser only built passenger cars from 1947 to 1955 and the Kaiser Dragon was the top of the line model in 1953. He was also instrumental in starting Kaiser Permanente, today one of the biggest medical conglomerates in the country.
(Car pictured is The Kaiser Dragon)
Kaiser Dealership in Portland. I could be wrong on this, but I think it was owned by Ron and Marv Tonkin's father.
Harry Jaffe grew up in an apartment over his father’s barbershop in Seattle and began cutting hair when he was only 14. He opened his first barbershop in Portland at SW 4th near Stark in the early 1930s. The shop boasted a manicurist and a shoe shine man. Harry embraced the new razor cutting techniques in the 1960s and hired two young men right out of barber college to assist him, both of whom went on to own their own shops.
When the building sold in 1974, Harry convinced Pete Mark to open a shop in the lobby of the Oregon Pioneer Building on SW 3rd and Stark, where he partnered with Tony Monaco; Jaffe and Monaco stayed open through the 1980s. After its closing, Harry continued cutting hair in a shop owned by one of his protégés