Laundromat - Port Royal

Sixth St.
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This is how the Port Royal Laundromat appeared in the Spring of 2009.
Contributed by rkohler3 on 10/1/09 - Image Year: 2009

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This building sits behind 515 Market Street. The garage was originally built by Sterner C. Houck. (This garage was built between 1911 and 1928 because it does not appear on the Sanborn Fire Insurance Map of 1911 but it does appear in their 1928 map.)

During the middle part of the Twentieth Century the building served as the dealership of Joseph Frankhouse. Joe Frankhouse sold Pontiacs and Buicks and repaired and serviced cars in this building. For approximately thirty years the office and showroom area of the building has housed in the current Laundromat area.

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Contributed by rkohler3 on 4/9/12 - Image Year: 2011
REAR VIEW: A rear view of the building showing the solar panels that have been added to the roof.
Contributed by rkohler3 on 9/12/11 - Image Year: 1948
A receipt for a car from the Frankhouse Garage. Since it is for a 48 Buick in 1948, it would suggest that a new car sold for about $2,000 in 1948. (Copy submitted by Steve Baumgardner)
Contributed by rkohler3 on 3/11/13 - Image Year: 1950
These buildings served as the garage and dealership for Joe Frankhouse's Buick - Pontiac dealership.
Contributed by rkohler3 on 11/13/09 - Image Year: 2010
This map shows the 500 block of Market Street as it appeared in 1928. The garage part of this building is represented on the map as #19.

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