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Hall’s Spic-N-Span Laundry …

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As usual, I know absolutely nothing about Hall’s Spic-N-Span.  In fact, I am not even sure if I have posted them before.  I do not think that I have posted them on this site yet … I might have put them up on the first blog I had over on Blogger.  If any of you remember anything about Hall’s, please feel free to share it with us.  This was made sometime in the 1950’s.  Here are several more …

 

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Since this was the 1950’s, you know that this building was not air conditioned.  You think the temperature reached 110 degrees in the hot Florida summer inside this building with all these machines running?

 

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These ladies look pretty fresh, so it is must be early in the morning or either it is a nice fall day.  I have a good number of posts ready to go, so I will put a few up in the next week or so.  Thanks for looking and please let me hear from you …. I hope everyone has their Christmas shopping done … if anyone to purchase any of images for Christmas gifts, it is still time.  If you have any questions, please contact me … Frank

Written by Frank Hardy

December 9, 2014 at 9:52 am

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  1. I recall a Spic and Span laundry on south E Street just before the curve up into the 70’s. The building is still there. But this one looks much larger. But what this made me recall is folks that could afford or thought it was worth it to take laundry to have someone else do. Most folks had washers, but I don’t think we ever had a dryer, we used clothes lines both outside and in the attic. A good attic in the summer could dry clothes pretty fast! And didn’t have to worry about summer thunder showers. My grandmother used to tote the weeks laundry to a cleaners on 9th ave. East Hill Cleaners. Now you don’t see many of those places. I wonder who now days still takes their clothes out to get cleaned. Maybe it is worth it!
    Great photo your dad took there, Those people look like they are proud to be there, Spic and Span place.
    That photo would obviously be good for business.

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    Bill Jordan

    December 10, 2014 at 7:26 am

    • To answer one of your questions Bill, I have been taking our clothes to a cleaner here in Milton … 85 cents a pound. It does not seem like much until you see how heavy your families clothes are! I am waiting for Sears to come and fix our washer right now. Thanks for writing and let’s try to get together the first of the year … Keep in touch … Frank

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      Frank Hardy

      December 10, 2014 at 8:26 am


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