Capitol Cleaners and Dyers
Capitol Cleaners and Dyers was another business in the building at 7783 Capitol Highway. The business operated from 1928 to 1935, according to John Day, son of one of the partners.
In this enlargement of part of the above photo we can see Jack Day’s father on the phone in the lower left, and a man operating a press.
“In 1923 my folks bought a 112 acre on the S.W. corner of what was Hilo Ave. and Multnomah Ave. in the Lunalilo Addition, now 42nd and Hume. My folks lived in what would later be a double garage while my dad dug the basement of our house and did a large amount of the house construction. He planted 7 or 8 fruit trees-apples, cherries, plums and figs. He built a chicken house in the S.W. corner of the property and planted a large garden.” John Day.
Garden Home Road can be seen in the right middle, and, just beyond it, the Oregon Electric right of way.
Our thanks to John Day for letting us scan some of his family’s photographs of early Multnomah, and for sharing his memories. For more on John’s memories of growing up in Multnomah, see our Winter 1997 newsletter