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Laundries/Dry Cleaners


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 Cleaners."

Thanks to
Louis Cruz,
LnBCRUZ@msn.com 

  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 Cleaners."

Thanks to
Louis Cruz,
LnBCRUZ@msn.com 

Thanks also to
Myra Baylin Levinstein, granddaughter of Charles & Freida Geiger

"Later became Irv Lawrence Cleaners"

Thanks to Pat,
vis12321@home.com

  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."

Thanks to Pat,
vis12321@home.com

  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, david.j.hentosh@lmco.com
  ? Dry Cleaners 3rd & Lloyd     "My aunt & uncle lived in an apartment behind it."

Thanks to
Thomas McKniff, Sr.
Ron3597@aol.com

  ? Dry Cleaners 2300 block of 3rd St., two door down from Andy's Musical Bar & Grille   ? - 1950's - ? David J. Hentosh, david.j.hentosh@lmco.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 st."

Thanks to
Greg Kerrigan

 

 

 

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