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Dhobi Khana

Dhobi Khana, is one of the oldest washing place in Chennai(Chetpet). It's been functioning since 1902. In the early 1980s, the washing area went through a renovation. This dhobikhana thrives on orders from hospitals, hotels and salons. With its 128 washing stones and restrooms, three ironing sheds and a Metro Water supply that is exclusive to this dhobikhana, parts of this 20-ground washing area retains its old-world charm. The Washing area receives water from a 24hour metro water pipeline. Life has come a long way for the families that occupy Chennai's oldest dhobikhana. The dhobiwalas live as a family together staying on the houses built near the washing area. The kids, who belong here, are ambitious and they do go to school.

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Taken on August 5, 2012