Manhattan Laundry

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Manhattan Laundry
Manhattan Laundry, DC.jpg
Manhattan Laundry is located in Washington, D.C.
Manhattan Laundry
Location 1326-1346 Florida Ave., NW
Washington, D.C.
Coordinates 38°55′15″N 77°2′28″W / 38.92083°N 77.04111°W / 38.92083; -77.04111Coordinates: 38°55′15″N 77°2′28″W / 38.92083°N 77.04111°W / 38.92083; -77.04111
Built 1877
Architectural style Art Deco
Governing body Private
NRHP Reference # 94001327 [1]
Added to NRHP November 21, 1994

Manhattan Laundry is a complex of historic buildings located in the Shaw neighborhood of Washington, D.C. It was listed on the National Register of Historic Places in 1994.

History[edit]

The complex originally housed the traction facility for a streetcar company. The oldest building on the site, the west building at 1346 Florida Ave, was built in 1877.[2] The complex became a printing plant in 1892 and it was converted into a laundry in 1905.[3] It is part of the expansion of Washington’s urban core and industrial development along Florida Avenue.

References[edit]

  1. ^ "National Register Information System". National Register of Historic Places. National Park Service. 2009-03-13. 
  2. ^ National Register of Historic Places Registration Form (#94001327) (Report). National Register of Historic Places. 1994. http://pdfhost.focus.nps.gov/docs/NRHP/Text/94001327.pdf.
  3. ^ "District of Columbia Inventory of Historic Sites". DC Preservation. Retrieved 2011-11-22.