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CSCNetwork News: The Roscoe Company Member Spotlight

Mark Stedman - Thursday March 11, 2021

“George C. Buik and John P. O’Connell were two young entrepreneurs who, in 1921, saw a market niche in rapidly industrializing Chicago. As smokestacks blossomed, the workforce grew, and there was a growing demand for someone – other than the wife at home – to launder work clothes. They pooled their resources to purchase equipment and rent the building of The Very Best Laundry at the corner of Roscoe and Southport streets. From there, the Roscoe Overall Laundry was born.”

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