7190 Oak Street

Gordon HouseJim Gordon was born in 1870 in Kentucky and came with his family to Lebanon in the mid 1890’s. He married Elizabeth Clark in 1895 and was working as a barber in the community of Lebanon. In 1902 when Frisco was founded, the community of Lebanon began a decline as the railroad had bypassed them. Jim Gordon opened Frisco’s first barbershop on Main Street in 1902 and continued in that profession for many years. His wife Elizabeth opened a millinery shop on Main Street where she used her talents to turn ribbons, flowers, and plumes into stylish hats for the ladies of early Frisco.

Jim’s profession was barbering, but his true love was his violin and the music that he played. He was part of the “Fiddlin’ Orchestra” of Lebanon and played for dances and parties and also serenaded the residents. His musical talent was well known and he was often in demand. Jim Gordon served on the Frisco City Council during World War I.

The Gordon’s had one son, Lee.