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El Paso Laundry and Cleaners Company

Lavandería y Tintorería El Paso

 
 
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Photographed By Bill Kirchner, October 21, 2012
1. El Paso Laundry and Cleaners Company Marker
Inscription.  
El Paso Laundry and Cleaners Company
The El Paso Laundry and Cleaners Company was established in 1891 and moved to this site in 1897. Strategically located alongside the Rio Grande just a few hundred yards from the streets of Ciudad Juarez, the company played an interesting role in several international events, including the 1909 meeting between Presidents William Howard Raft and Porfirio Díaz. When Díaz crossed the Santa Fe Bridge and arrived at the front of the Laundry to meet Taft, he was welcomed by enthusiastic crowds and received a twenty-one gun salute. Two years later, as the fighting of the Mexican Revolution moved north to the border, the Laundry building's large flat roof served as an observation deck, providing journalists and spectators sweeping views of the fighting across the river, especially during the Battle of Ciudad Juárez on May 10, 1911.

Spanish:
Lavandería y Tintorería El Paso
La Compañía de Lavandería y Tintorería El Paso fue fundada en 1891, luego trasladándose a este lugar en 1897. Se ubicaba estratégicamente en las orillas del Río Bravo, solo a unos
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cientos metros de las calles de Ciudad Juárez. Esto le permitió jugar un papel interesante en los sucesos internacionales, inclusive un encuentro entre los Presidentes Porfirio Díaz y William Howard Taft en 1909. Cuando Díaz cruzó el puente Santa Fe y llegó al frente de la Lavandería para encontrarse con Taft, el público le dio una calurosa bienvenida y una salva de veintiún cañonazos. Dos años más tarde, cuando las batallas de la Revolución Mexicana se aproximaban a la frontera del norte, el techo amplio y extendido de la Lavandería se utilizó como plataforma para que los periodistas y el público en general pudieran tener una vista panorámica de las batallas al otro lado del río y en especial, de la Batalla de la Ciudad Juárez el 10 Mayo de 1911.
 
Erected by El Paso County Historical Commission.
 
Topics and series. This historical marker is listed in this topic list: Notable Buildings. In addition, it is included in the Former U.S. Presidents: #27 William Howard Taft series list. A significant historical month for this entry is May 1819.
 
Location. 31° 45.009′ N, 106° 29.27′ W. Marker is in El Paso, Texas, in El Paso County. Marker is at the intersection of South Sante Fe Street (State Highway 375) and Montestruc Court, on the right when traveling south on South Sante Fe Street. Touch for map. Marker
El Paso Laundry and Cleaners Company Marker image. Click for full size.
Photographed By Bill Kirchner, October 21, 2012
2. El Paso Laundry and Cleaners Company Marker
is at or near this postal address: 901 South Sante Fe Street, El Paso TX 79901, United States of America. Touch for directions.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within walking distance of this marker. La Patria Newspaper (approx. 0.4 miles away); Stage Station (approx. half a mile away); Montgomery Building (approx. half a mile away); El Paso & Southwestern Railroad (approx. half a mile away); Hotel Paso Del Norte (approx. half a mile away); A City Is Born (approx. half a mile away); John Wesley Hardin (approx. 0.6 miles away); Pioneer Plaza (approx. 0.6 miles away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in El Paso.
 
El Paso Laundry and Cleaners Company image. Click for full size.
Photographed By Bill Kirchner, October 21, 2012
3. El Paso Laundry and Cleaners Company
El Paso Laundry and Cleaners Company image. Click for full size.
circa 1914
4. El Paso Laundry and Cleaners Company
See difference on right side of building.
 
 
Credits. This page was last revised on June 16, 2016. It was originally submitted on October 31, 2012, by Bill Kirchner of Tucson, Arizona. This page has been viewed 943 times since then and 88 times this year. Photos:   1, 2, 3. submitted on October 31, 2012, by Bill Kirchner of Tucson, Arizona.   4. submitted on April 6, 2013, by Robert Larremore of Laredo, Texas. • Bernard Fisher was the editor who published this page.

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