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The Chavez Arch is an old timely car wash for wagons and stage coaches built in the late 1800’s. The top of the Chavez Arch was hollowed out in order to hold water. Wagons and stagecoaches would then drive underneath the arch and pull a switch that would cause water to drop from holes and wash off the dirt and mud. Since there was no running water back in the time this was built it relied on rain to fill the basin up. This was an extremely popular invention for its time and is one of the main reasons the car wash is a thing today. Over time as other car washes became more advanced and wagons became less popular, the Chavez Arch became obsolete. No longer was this invention a thing of wonder and creativity, it was just old and unused. Over time the true purpose of the Chavez Arch was forgotten by many and eventually it just became a hub for homeless people to shower at. The Chavez Arch was then repurposed in the 1970’s to stop the loitering from the homeless. The basin was filled with concrete to stop water from collecting after every rain, he holes were capped off with silver for aesthetic purposes, and the switch was removed to leave no sign of the past. The Chavez Arch no longer was a car wash for wagons and stagecoaches but just a memorial of how time used to be.