The Wash Lady - Artistic Neon - Route 66, Tucumcari, New Mexico, USA.
Posted by: Groundspeak Premium Member veritas vita
N 35° 10.316 W 103° 43.318
13S E 616381 N 3892857
Quick Description: A 10 feet tall Neon featuring 'The Wash Lady' The larger than life lady, washes day & night, atop the Boulevard Cleaners and Laundromat, alongside the Mother Road, in Tucumcari, New Mexico.
Location: New Mexico, United States
Date Posted: 3/28/2015 4:13:14 AM
Waymark Code: WMNKB2
Published By: Groundspeak Premium Member Team Farkle 7
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Long Description:
An unusual subject, who would have thought a Laundromat would display such a large & graphic Neon. 'The Wash Lady' artistic Neon looks great by day or night, The Wash Lady has been attracting attention since the heydays of Route 66 in the 50's. The multi coloured Neon, flashes by switching the white Neon borders on & off. When your in Tucumcari, please take a photo, & register this waymark a visit, Thanks.

"In September of 1952 the Lu brothers opened this family owned and operated dry cleaners and laundry. In those days the washing and ironing of clothes were all done by hand. Stanley Lu would work all night, as he had promised in his ads 'laundry ready the next day'. Lawrence Lu was in care of all the mechanics of the business, fixing broken washing machines and dryers, repairing the building, keeping up that great neon sign operating. In 1999 the business was sold and became 'Boulevard Cleaners and Laundromat on Route 66'. The new owners have still maintained the care of the building and that iconic sign above their door of 'The Wash Lady'. It is to these people that all of the US should gave thanks for preserving our unique American past. Those amazing neon signs that call you from a distance to come see what this business is offering." Text Source: (visit link)

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Business Name: Boulevard Cleaners and Laundromat on Route 66.

Business Type: Other

Physical Address:
405 E. Tucumcari Blvd. (Rt 66) Tucumcari, NM, USA. 88401

Web Address: [Web Link]

Condition of Neon Sign: Fully Working Order: Best viewed at night in its full glory!

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Please upload a day & night photo of the sign if possible and tell us about its current condition. Is the neon working? How is the paint wearing?
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