Culture on the Cheap
The Good, The Bad and The Ugly On DeKalb Avenue
I recently discovered a really neat old building at 866 DeKalb Avenue.
It used to be the home of Crystal Steam Laundry. Fred K. Weis was its proprietor.
At this advertisement from the November 19, 1902 edition of the Brooklyn Daily Eagle indicates, they charged a mere 5 cents per pound of laundry. What a deal!
Here’s a detail of 866 Dekalb’s new neighbor. Is that a Fedder’s box I see?
No, make that FOUR Fedders boxes for four times the air conditioned FUN!
Perhaps I am reading too much into this, but who wants to patronize a gynecologist who appears to ply his trade in a disco? Just a thought.