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Old Chester, PA: Business
|Picture||Business Name||Location||Owner/Operator||Dates of Operation||Comments:|
|Bendix Laundromat||710 E. 9th St.||c. 1950|
|Chester Dry Cleaners||St. Charles St.||Harry Epstein||"Chester
Dry Cleaners use to be on St. Charles Street. Was owned and operated by
Harry Epstein. Later moved to Providence Avenue between 16th &
17th Streets. Next to Mason's Candy store on one side and Acme
Markets on the other side. This cleaners later became Geiger
|Chester Stream Laundry & Dye Works||7th & Edgmont Ave.||Allen P. Musselman||c. 1900, 1916 - ?||Thanks to their ad in the 1916 Chester High annual, courtesy of Janet Andrews Moulder, Wilmington, DE|
|Geiger Cleaners||1500 block Providence Ave.||Charles and Freida Geiger (1940's & 1950's)||1940's & 1950's||"Chester
Dry Cleaners use to be on St. Charles Street. Was owned and operated
by Harry Epstein. Later moved to Providence Avenue between 16th
& 17th Streets. Next to Mason's Candy store on one side and Acme
Market on the other side. This cleaners later became Geiger
Thanks also to
"Later became Irv Lawrence Cleaners"
Thanks to Pat,
|Ideal Laundry, Linen Rental Service||619 Sproul St.||? - 1965 - ?|
|Irv Lawrence Cleaners||1500 block Providence Ave.||Irv Lawrence||"I work in the
cleaners on Providence Road, about the 1500 block. Its name was Geiger
Cleaners, then after years it became Irv Lawrence Cleaners, Irv was a magistrate in
the City of Chester."
|Nixon Dry Cleaners||942 W 9th St.||Sarkis Kuyunjian||? - 1952 - ?|
|Troy Laundry||5th & Yarnall St.||"My mother,
[Louise Williams Wood], was the secretary to the [CHS] principal from 1928 to 1936 ,
when she had to resign because the school district had a rule about working spouses. She
then went to work for Troy laundry and their bookkeeper. I assume she worked for Troy
laundry from 1936 until at least 1939. I know she said she had to implement Social
Security into their payroll system."
Thanks to Pat Bartusik, Bartusik@RCN.com
Fire at Troy Laundry Co., August 19, 1976.
|White Swan Cleaners||3rd & Wilson St||? - 1950's - late 1960's - ?||David J. Hentosh, firstname.lastname@example.org|
|? Dry Cleaners||3rd & Lloyd||"My aunt &
uncle lived in an apartment behind it."
|? Dry Cleaners||2300 block of 3rd St., two door down from Andy's Musical Bar & Grille||? - 1950's - ?||David J. Hentosh, email@example.com|
|? Laundromat||Middle of the block of 12th & Rose St.||? - 1960's - early 1970's - ?||"I can remember a laundry mat that was directly in the middle of the block of 12th & Rose St. This was during the 60ís early 70ís. Donít recall any name, but I was at the beginning of an alley way that went back behind some houses that faced 12th
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