Peacock-Salem Launderers & Cleaners was built in 1916 for Salem Steam Laundry in a commercial architecture style. The building’s numerous additions reflect how the laundry industry expanded and evolved over the course of the 20th century, with the advancement of technology and the introduction of new services. John Lee Logan purchased Salem Steam Laundry in 1934 and renamed it Peacock-Salem Launderers and Cleaners and increased its capacity, adding services and expanding the building several times, including in 1955 with a substantial one-story Modernist addition to house customer call and management offices. The laundry was the largest in the city of Salem and the business remained in the Logan family until 2000, when it was sold to Air-Lee Laundry.
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VLR: Virginia Landmarks Register
NPS: National Park Service
NRHP: National Register of Historic Places
NHL: National Historic Landmark