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Red Oak Laundry

207 E Coolbaugh Street, Red Oak, Iowa 51566

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Modifications: Between 1914 and 1927, second story added. In 1949 storefront modernized. At unknown dates, 2nd floor windows and those on west façade modified/replaced, storefront windows, doors and kneewall replaced and cast iron column removed.

Height: Two story.

Walls: Brick, painted.

Storefront: Metal windows and doors, stone kneewall, awning.

Windows: Vinyl 1/1 and fixed windows.

Stylistic features: Cornice with brick corbeling, stone lintels for 2nd floor windows.

Past Businesses

1896-1899 A. Bauer Boots & Shoes
1908-1909 Red Oak Steam Laundry
1909-1948 Stevens Brothers Laundry, Star Laundry, Red Oak Star Laundry
1949-1955 Red Oak Café

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