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Lorenz Laundry (1910) on the southeast corner of 19th and Jackson streets. Photo courtesy: Center for Dubuque History
1953 city directory advertisement. Photo courtesy: Bob Reding
Photo courtesy: Bob Reding
Clothes brush. Photo courtesy: Bob Reding
LORENZ LAUNDRY. Established in 1895, the business in 1911 was located at the corner of 19th and Jackson Street. It had twenty-five employees.

In 1922 the Lorenz Damp Wash Laundry was located at the same address.

In 1934 the Dubuque City Directory through 1942 Dubuque Classified Business Directory listed 240-248 E. 19th.

See other Lorenz laundry names.