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The Pancoast Building


category : Historic Buildings
The Pancoast Building J.A.. Pancoast, a lawyer, erected this building in approximately 1905 to house the Knox-Stout Clothing Store. The city administration operated on the second floor for many years. The Pioneer Telephone Company, which merged with the Southwestern Bell Telephone Company, was founded in this building. The Victorian style of this building is identical to one in Guthrie attributed to the famed architect, Joseph Foucart.


Address: 614 Cedar Street, south side of the courthouse square.

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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

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The Christoph Block Building

Charles Christoph built this building in 1900

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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

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The Masonic Building

The three story building was built in 1924 to house the various Masonic organizations then active in Perry. In recent years the Masons have moved to a new location but their name remains associated with the building listed on the National Historic Register.

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