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Perry, Oklahoma

  • The Elite Hotel

    The Elite HotelThe early day two-story frame building was home to a clothing store and drug store on the first floor with a rooming house upstairs. Walter Kehres eventually took over the building opening the Elite r...
    The Elite Hotel

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"Hopes and Dreams" Statue

"This sculpture and the plaza surrounding it are dedicated to the honor of all the stalwart men and women who took part in the greatest land rush of all time - the celebrated Cherokee Strip Run, held on September 16, 1893.

Perry, OK Arts

The Christoph Block Building

Charles Christoph built this building in 1900

Perry, OK Historic Buildings

The Famous Store

James Lobsitz founded the Famous Store in October of 1893 in a modest frame building a half a block east of the present building. His general merchandise business prospered and he erected the 50 by 90 foot two-story brick building in 1908

Perry, OK Historic Buildings

The Wolleson-Nicewander Building

Originally the "Boston Store" built in 1894 and it was one of the first permanent buildings of stone on the square. Listed on the National Register of Historic Places

Perry, OK Historic Buildings

Carnegie Library

Perry Carnegie Library was built in 1909 at a cost of $10,000, the exact amount provided in a gift from Pittsburgh steel magazine Andrew Carnegie. It is regarded as one of Perry's most prized possessions. An extensive renovation and space expansion project with an estimated cost of $450,000

Perry, OK Carnegie Libraries

Things to do near Perry, OK

The Evans Buildings

These two buildings were built by J.E. Evans of whom not much is now known. The building on the east was the first brick buil...

Little Sahara State Park

Little Sahara State Park is located in NW Oklahoma, south of Waynoka. Little Sahara offers over 1600 acres of rideable sand d...