El Paso Laundry and Cleaners Company

El Paso Laundry and Cleaners Company (HM15A3)

Location: El Paso, TX 79901 El Paso County
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Country: United States of America
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N 31° 45.009', W 106° 29.27'

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The El Paso Laundry and Cleaners Company was established in 1891 and moved to this site in 1897. Strategically located alongside the Rio Grande just a few hundred yards from the streets of Ciudad Juarez, the company played an interesting role in several international events, including the 1909 meeting between Presidents William Howard Raft and Porfirio Diaz. When Diaz crossed the Santa Fe Bridge and arrived at the front of the Laundry to meet Taft, he was welcomed by enthusiastic crowds and received a twenty-one gun salute. Two years later, as the fighting of the Mexican Revolution moved north to the border, the Laundry building's large flat roof served as an observation deck, providing journalists and spectators sweeping views of the fighting across the river, especially during the Battle of Ciudad Juarez on May 10, 1911.
HM NumberHM15A3
Placed ByEl Paso County Historical Commission
Marker ConditionNo reports yet
Date Added Sunday, September 21st, 2014 at 4:32pm PDT -07:00
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UTM (WGS84 Datum)13R E 359079 N 3513705
Decimal Degrees31.75015000, -106.48783333
Degrees and Decimal MinutesN 31° 45.009', W 106° 29.27'
Degrees, Minutes and Seconds31° 45' 0.54" N, 106° 29' 16.20" W
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Area Code(s)915
Closest Postal AddressAt or near 901 S Santa Fe St, El Paso TX 79901, US
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