Weller’s Dry Cleaning at 8237 Fenton St. will permanently close on April 23, according to a sign posted in the window.
The sign asks customers to pick up all items before that date and refers them to Kessler’s Cleaners at 1304 East West Highway in The Blairs shopping center.
The building was built in 1960, according to a 2011 blog post from Montgomery Planning (based on information from the Silver Spring Historical Society). The business was opened by founder/owner Charlie Weller the following year.
Its unique modernist style is known as “Googie” and the building is said to be a rare example. It was designed by Ted Englehardt (1898-1980), founder and first president of the Potomac Chapter of the American Institute of Architects.
Photos by David Lay (h/t Jerry McCoy)
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