Wash House

Lavatoio Crespi dAdda

Wash House

Not far from the church, in the area where the first nucleus of the village develops, there is the public wash house.

Since the river Adda is quite far away and does not offer convenient locations for laundry, the Crespi decide to build it in the heart of the town, sparing women the trouble of carryingloads of clothes for over a kilometer.

It is divided into two areas: one for washing and the other for rinsing. The Crespi do not renounce the idea of adding it in the context of the general architectural style and adopt coherent ornaments with the decorative elements of the other buildings.