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Catalog Number WF 0141.A,B,C
Caption Anacortes Steam Laundry
Description Exterior of Anacortes Steam Laundry. The business was begun in 1898 by Rector and Hutton. This view appears to precede the ownership of the Erholm Brothers in 1905. Note the delivery wagon in front of the building; it appears to have an earlier lettering style on it and no mention of the Erholm Brothers. For later view of this business, see WF 0142.

Anacortes Steam Laundry
1898 (10-27) Anacortes Steam Laundry, foot of 3rd on Third, Rector and Hutton
1900 Anacortes Steam Laundry, M. Thol proprietor, "running past 18 months and daily turns
out mountains of wearing apparel, sheets, pillow cases, napkins, etc., as pure as drifted
snow." ANACORTES SOUVENIR
1902 Anacortes Steam Laundry, Maggie Thole proprietress, 10th St. No listing for Erholm
Brothers
1904 (11-24) "Home washing not necessary"
(11-10) "Bad Accident at laundry", fire, will move to Commercial and 8th, "Our laundry
first class"
1905 Anacortes Steam Laundry Commercial and 8th corner, Erholm Brothers, proprietors
1905 New building built at 3rd and N Avenue
1911 (3-16) "Electric irons to be used in laundry"; dynamos installed so electric irons may be
used: great saving
1912 3rd and N
1917 1201 3rd, Hugo Erholm
1929 1201 3rd, run by Wilhelmina Erholm, widow of Hugo
1934 1201 3rd
1937 1201 3rd, run by Wallace Erholm
1939 1201 3rd, Anacortes Laundry and Cleaners
1948 1201 3rd, Anacortes Laundry and Cleaners, still run by Erholm
1954 1201 3rd
1962 1201 3rd
1975 no listing
Date 1905 c.
Photographer JUDD, Charles LeRoy - possibly
Collection Wallie Funk Collection
Subjects Place - Anacortes, WA
People
Structure - Business
Postcard
Credit line Donated by Wallie Funk, Wallie Funk Collection
Place Anacortes, WA
Search Terms steam laundry
Anacortes Steam Laundry
Erholm brothers
Anacortes Laundry and Cleaners
Object Name Postcard