Salem Laundry

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Salem Landry (sic)
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Salem Laundry is located in Massachusetts
Salem Laundry
Location Salem, Massachusetts
Coordinates 42°31′12″N 70°53′38″W / 42.52000°N 70.89389°W / 42.52000; -70.89389Coordinates: 42°31′12″N 70°53′38″W / 42.52000°N 70.89389°W / 42.52000; -70.89389
Built 1906
Architectural style Other
Governing body Private
MPS Downtown Salem MRA
NRHP Reference #


Added to NRHP July 29, 1983

The Salem Laundry is a historic laundry building at 55 Lafayette Street in Salem, Massachusetts. It is listed on the National Register of Historic Places as "Salem Landry". Built in 1906, it is the first concrete building to be erected in Salem. The four story building is divided into three wide bays, with the central bay projecting slightly. The bays have broad windows divided by ashlar-tooled concrete blocks, a styling that became fashionable in the following decade before unadorned concrete became more widely used. The building was built by, and has remained in the hands of, the Hooper family, who established a commercial laundry in Salem in 1806.[2] It was listed on the National Register in 1983.[1]

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  1. ^ a b "National Register Information System". National Register of Historic Places. National Park Service. 2008-04-15. 
  2. ^ "NRHP nomination for Salem Laundry". Commonwealth of Massachusetts. Retrieved 2014-01-09.