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Property Name Supply Laundry Building
Reference Number 13000209
State Washington
County King
Town Seattle
Street Address 1265 Republican Street, Seattle, WA
Multiple Property Submission Name N/A
Status Listed 04/23/2013
Areas of Significance COMMERCE
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The Supply Laundry Company, in Seattle, Washington was established in 1904 and the subject building constructed over a period of 15+ years, starting in 1906. The laundry operated continuously at this location (later known as the New Richmond Supply Laundry after it changed hands in 1942) until ca. 1985. The Supply Laundry Building is historically significant at the local level under Criterion A, for its association with the history of commerce in Seattle, specifically as an example of the type of commercial laundry that was prevalent in the early decades of the 20th century. The business endured and adapted through changing times-more than 80 years-even as many other commercial laundries declined and closed with the introduction of residential-scale power washers.


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