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Suburban Drive-In Cleaners and Laundry

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1957, Daumit and Sargent. 630 S. Washington St.

Every city needs some humor in its architecture. This essentially modernist box has brick walls and large plate glass windows. As a bow to local tradition, the architects inserted a broken pediment door frame into the glazing, creating instant “colonialism.”

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Richard Guy Wilson et al.


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Richard Guy Wilson et al., "Suburban Drive-In Cleaners and Laundry", [Alexandria, Virginia], SAH Archipedia, eds. Gabrielle Esperdy and Karen Kingsley, Charlottesville: UVaP, 2012—,

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