Edward W. Anderson arrived in San Diego in the mid-1890s from Kentucky before beginning his successful laundry business in 1897 at age 25. As owner of IXL Laundry, he managed the largest steam laundry in the region with 35 employees.  The original location was at 546 Seventh Avenue, but later the business moved to 10th Avenue and Island Avenue.

Pictured Above: IXL Laundry, 1897