The laundry whose merits have gained it a large and remunerative trade is that of the Ottawa Laundry, located at 120-2 West Second St. This business was established in 1894. Fifteen expert employees are required and a number of wagons are kept busy delivering and gathering up the laundry work from the hundreds of satisfied customers. The building occupied is 45×115 feet, two stories in height, it is thoroughly equipped with the most improved machinery for handling laundry work in a manner whereby they can offer a guarantee of satisfaction and have their complaints reduced to the minimum. The service is quick, the prices reasonable and all work is properly executed notwithstanding the opinion of some who have never been in a modern laundry like this, such a laundry is operated under sanitary conditions which cannot be equalled in any ordinary home, and are seldom excelled in hospitals. While this modern equipment is very important, close attention to your wishes and their knowledge of what is correct in modern laundrying are their most valuable assets. Mr. John Z. Clark, the efficient and aggressive proprietor, was born in Ohio in 1858. He received his education in Illinois. He has been in this city a long term of years and is highly esteemed by all. He was postmaster in this city during President Harrison’s administration and was formerly one of the directors of the Y. M. C. A. He is a member of the Knights & Ladies of Security.
Source: Ottawa Kansas Souvenir c. 1909-10
Name of Business: Ottawa Laundry
Current Address: 120-122 W Second
Date Business Began: 1894
Persons: Clark, John Z.