by Allen J. Sheinman | May 11, 2012

The list

During this season of presidential campaigning, it behooves us to pause in preparing our latest requests for proposal to solemnly contemplate the great men who have previously held the highest office of the land. And what nicer tribute than to name a public place or business after one of these distinguished fellows, patriots all? What follows are some particularly striking examples of same.

(George) Washington Dry Cleaners, Brookline, Mass.
(John) Adams Dry Cleaners, Orlando
(Thomas) Jefferson Supermarket, Jefferson, Ga.
(James) Madison Dry Cleaners & Laundry, Madison, Conn.
(James) Monroe Dry Cleaning, Monroe, Ohio
(John) Quincy (Adams) Dry Cleaners, Quincy, Mass.
(Andrew) Jackson National Life Insurance Co., Lansing, Mich.
Martin Van Buren Playground, Crotona, N.Y.
(John) Tyler Dry Cleaning, Tyler, Texas
Fort (James) Polk Laundromat, Fort Polk, La,
Zachary Taylor National Cemetery, Louisville, Ky.
The immortal rock music halls, the (Millard) Fillmore East (New York City, 1968-1971) and West (San Francisco, 1968-1971)
(James) Buchanan Dry Cleaners, Buchanan, N.Y.
(Abraham) Lincoln Pharmacy, Edison, N.J.
(Andrew) Johnsonville Foods, Johnsonville, Mich.
US Grant Hotel, San Diego
Club Presidente (Rutherford) Hayes (soccer team from Tacumbu, Paraguay)
(James) Garfield Dry Cleaners, Garfield, Minn.
Chester A. Arthur Bed and Breakfast, Washington, D.C.
Grover Cleveland Rest Stop on the New Jersey Turnpike (northbound, Woodbridge Township)
(William) McKinley Chiropractic, Chicago
(Theodore) Roosevelt Barbershop, Seattle
(William) Taft Hair and Cosmetics, New Haven, Conn.
Woodrow Wilson Rest Stop on the New Jersey Turnpike (northbound, Hamilton Township)
Warren G. Harding Icefield, Kenai Peninsula, Alaska
(Calvin) Coolidge Dry Cleaners, Coolidge, Ariz.
(Herbert) Hoover Dry Cleaners, Vista, Calif.
(Franklin) Roosevelt Drug & Surgical, Jackson Heights, N.Y.
(Dwight) Eisenhower Parking Deck, Pennsylvania State University, University Park, Pa.
(John) Kennedy Dry Cleaners, Kennedy, Ala.
Ronald Reagan Lamppost, on Reagan Road between Ronald Reagan Boulevard and Reagan Street in Reaganville, Ill. (we kid you not)

Source: Meetings & Conventions