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Roadside Cleaners Northern California

 

Drive-in 15 Minute
San Jose, CA
Photo courtesy Tony Craig

Here's an old sign in San Jose advertising Drive-in 15 minute service. Looks like a cleaners.

 

 

 

 

 

Diamond Laundry
San Jose, CA
Photo courtesy Adriene Biondo

The Diamond Laundry looks like a throwback to the era when families would flock to main street for all goods and services. Or is that just a dream.

 

 

Pineapple Launderette
San Jose, CA
Photo courtesy Adriene Biondo

The Pineapple Launderette features a marquee that's too sweet to ignore.

 

 

Roy's Cleaners
San Francisco, CA
Photo courtesy Dave & Debra van Hulsteyn

An old treasure of a place, Roy's Cleaners is a roadside stop for a cleaners.

 

 

Deluxe Cleaners
San Francisco, CA
Photo courtesy Devil Doll

Here's a shot of the marquee out front of the Deluxe Cleaners in San Francisco. Yes, we're talking dry cleaning and self service laundry here.

 

 

 

 

Ideal Cleaners
Oakland, CA
Photo courtesy Devil Doll

The Ideal Cleaners in Oakland is still operation... and has been ... since 1938.

 

Ideal Cleaners (Close-up of marquee)
Photo courtesy Dave & Debra van Hulsteyn

 

 

Bellevue Cleaners
Oakland, CA
Photo courtesy Devil Doll

Another fine cleaners marquee find, the Bellevue Cleaners in Oakland still boldly advertises its 1-day service.

 

 

 

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