Lula Bell Houston Laundry

the laundry building

Dates: Built in 1919.

Quote: Davidson initiated its mandatory laundry service in the 1919-1920
academic year, “for hygenic and other reasons” at a cost of $2 per month.”
“The Davidson Laundry: Keeping the Student Body Clean”
Davidson Journal.
Spring 2003, p 20.

Named for: Lula Bell Houston, laundry employee for 57 years, upon her retirement in 2004

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