Smith and Williams: Van Vechten Launders and Cleaners (Pasadena, Calif.)

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Description

The drive-in laundry used the canopy (33 feet wide and 48 feet long) to catch the customer’s eye as well as to shelter customers and the car hops who retrieved and delivered laundry for waiting cars. The triangular space frame truss is accented by globe lights, and a concrete block wall separates the office space from laundry area.

Creator

Smith and Williams, architects
Marvin Rand, photographer

Source

Smith & Williams records, Architecture and Design Collection. Art, Design & Architecture Museum; University of California, Santa Barbara.

Date

1958

Rights

© Marvin Rand Estate

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Collection

Citation

Smith and Williams, architects Marvin Rand, photographer, “Smith and Williams: Van Vechten Launders and Cleaners (Pasadena, Calif.),” UCSB ADC Omeka, accessed September 27, 2021, http://www.adc-exhibits.museum.ucsb.edu/items/show/541.