American Dry Cleaners vacated their East Morehead Street location in 1984 to make way for I-277.
They are still in business, though, on N. Graham Street. Look for the gigantic American flag!
'Making Room For The Road: American Dry Cleaners and Laundry is one of many businesses displaced by construction of I-277.' March, 1983. Fred Wilson/Staff
Map: 317 E. Morehead area
'Sign in front of American Dry Cleaners.'
January, 1984. Milton Hinnant/Staff
'Lisa Smith waits on last customer, Robert Berton.'
January, 1984. Davie Hinshaw/Staff
'Bill Linney disassembles equipment at American Dry Cleaners.
This equipment was sold to B-Kleen Cleaners.'
'American Dry Cleaners at 317 E. Morehead Street.'
'David Allen (right) and his employees of American Dry Cleaners.'
December, 1983. Don Hunter/Staff
'Blue Bricks Falling: Demolition of the American Dry Cleaners building on E. Morehead St. began Wednesday, clearing one of the last obstacles to construction of the I-277 downtown loop. Anyone with a soft spot for the building can buy one of its blue bricks next week at Machine Gun Kelly's, a nightclub across the street at 300 E. Morehead St. Patrons can buy club admission and a brick for $1, which will assist victims of the March 28 tornadoes.'
April 12, 1984. Fred Wilson/Staff