Sidney and Jean Selvedge constructed their home, the 27th in Gamwyn Park Subdivision in 1954. He was the owner of the Greenville Steam Laundry until his health forced him to retire and sell the business. They had 2 boys. In 1928, Greenville Steam Laundry was one of two laundries in Greenville. The other, a Chinese laundry located at 122 S. Walnut Street, was owned by Hop Lee.
Greenville Steam Laundry was on 208-218 Walnut Street. The laundry’s phone number was 711. Mr. Leon Fletcher and his wife Rose owned the laundry with their home at 212 South Hinds. The lot was originally owned by Hodding Carter, publisher of the Delta Democrat Times.