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Manhattan Laundry
U.S. Historic district
Contributing property
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Location 1326-1346 Florida Ave., NW
Washington, D.C.
Built 1877
Architectural style Art Deco
Part of Greater U Street Historic District (ID93001129)
NRHP reference No. 94001327
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

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. The complex became a printing plant in 1892 and it was converted into a laundry in 1905. It is part of the expansion of Washington's urban core and industrial development along Florida Avenue.

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