Vernon's Steam Laundry - Vernon, Britsh Columbia
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N 50° 15.756 W 119° 16.401
11U E 337972 N 5570300
Quick Description: Come with us and visit the murals of Vernon: There are currently 27 murals and featured is Vernon's Laundry Truck, #10 in the walking tour guide available at the visitor's centre. The more outlining murals will require driving to them.
Location: British Columbia, Canada
Date Posted: 9/1/2014 8:13:52 AM
Waymark Code: WMMCPR
Published By: Groundspeak Premium Member silverquill
Views: 3

Long Description:
Vernon’s Steam Laundry is one of the smaller murals in Vernon. Its size does not diminish the workmanship and creativity of the artists.

There is a sign with an article from the Vernon News, dated June 18, 1908

It reads as follows:
"The Vernon Stream Laundry opened its door for business on Monday… a telephone was installed in the office, and a covered delivery van put on, so that the proprietors are in a position to give prompt and satisfactory service to their patrons."

Note: Phone 52 on the delivery van

All the murals are well done paying tribute to the artist's talent and creativity for any passersby to enjoy.

The murals are numbered and we will showcase
# 10 – Vernon’s Steam Laundry

Vernon’s Steam Laundry

3111 Coldstream Avenue

In 1908, Mr. Cecil Johnston opened Vernon’s very first commercial laundry aptly named, Vernon Steam Laundry and Dry Cleaners. They promised prompt and satisfactory service.

Lead Artist: Michelle Loughery

Contributing Artists:
Liz Allardice (Assistant Artist)
Chris Bennett
Shane Berg
Peter Buwalda
Sarah Hambley
Monica Jewell
Christa Kermeen
Sarah LaCroix
Caleb Lee
Sarah Lindsay
Nikki Litowski
Robert Mairs
Steven Skolka
Carla Spragg
Tyler Toews
Krista Van Ee

From the Vernon's Steam Laundry

The Downtown Vernon Association has invested considerable resources into the creation of the 27 amazing works of art that grace our downtown buildings. These murals depict the history, culture, scenery, and folklore that made Vernon what it is today.

The mural project was a multi-year collaborative effort that included youth employment, revitalization, and heritage conservation strategies.
From the Downtown Vernon Murals

Vernon's Steam Laundry

City: Vernon

Location Name: Libra Video & Love Boutique

Artist: Michelle Loughery

Date: Unknown

Media: Painted on Stucco

Relevant Web Site: [Web Link]

Visit Instructions:
Please give the date and description of your visit. One original photo of the mural must also be submitted. GPSr photo NOT required.
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