Park Street Cultural Tour

Home on Park Street
Four Days in the Corridor
Neighborhoods
Experiencing Community
What the Kids Said

Day One
Chadbourne College
Sadie Pearson & Richard Davis
Trinity Church
Ideal Body Shop
Park Street Shoe Repair
Yee's Laundry
La Movida
Mercado Marimar
Bram's Addition

Day Two
Early Childhood Center
Yue-Wah Oriental Foods
Boys & Girls Club
Style & Grace Salon
St. Mark's Lutheran Church
Romnes Apartments
Yasmin's Halal Meat Market
Miracle's Home
Neighborhood House
Italian Workmen's Club
Family Potluck

Day Three
Meriter Hospital
Bayview Mural
Bocce Ball
Beth Israel Synagogue
Wisconsin Union Hoofers
Mexico Lindo
Fishing Along Wingra Creek

Day Four
AFL-CIO (Labor Temple)
Eugene Parks
Quality Ace Hardware
Oriental Shop
Lakeside Fibers
Chicken Underground
Family Daycare
Tropical Fish World
Quann Community Gardens
Multicultural Center

Street Scenes 1
Street Scenes 2
Park Street Delights 1
Park Street Delights 2

Dane County Cultural Tour
Hmong Cultural Tour

A pressing machine
A washing machine

Yee's Laundry

622 South Park Street

Packages of folded clothes at Yee's LaundryAt Yee's Laundry we saw many things, everything from packages of folded clothes to pressing machines. My favorite machine was the pressing machine. The pressing machine worked somewhat like this: you would button a shirt onto a flat dummy model, and then the shirt and dummy would roll into a tunnel, and the shirt would get smashed between two big hot boulders! Then the shirt would roll out, nicely ironed.
–Mariah

Clean shirts ready to be picked upIrons, shirts and pants, socks too.
Steam and detergent.
A laundromat with culture, that's unique.
–Martha

The machines are really hot, they never lose order of clothes. The machines are about eighty pounds, There is a washing area and the pipes are really hot.
–Chou

The entrance to Yee's LaundryThe owner of Yee's Laundry is Stella Wong. Yee's Laundry has been in business for fifty years [and] she has been working there for fifteen years. They wash and dry clean there. There are five different irons that dry the shirts.
–Max

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