Historic Map - Perry, NY - 1892

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Perry, N.Y., Wyoming Co., 1892 / Burleigh Litho. Co., Troy, N.Y.

This reproduction bird's-eye view map of Perry, New York was published by the Burleigh Litho. Co. in 1892. Perry is a town in Wyoming County, New York, situated at the northeast end of Silver Lake. The town was named for Commodore Oliver Hazard Perry, a great commander during the War of 1812 who was called the "Hero of Lake Erie" or "Hero of Put-in Bay". Future President Chester A. Arthur grew up in Perry during the mid-1800's. 1890 saw the founding of the Citizens Chemical Company in Perry, as well as the Active Hose Company, which later became the I. S. Robinson Hose Co. This detailed map shows Perry one year after its first major fire which engulfed several buildings along Main Street and cost $100,000.00 in property damage.

This panoramic map from 1892 shows buildings, clearly labeled streets, railroad route and Silver Lake in the distance.

Features numbered & lettered references to the following locations:

  1. The Perry Knitting Co.
  2. Wyckoff & Co., The Perry Binder, Mower and Reaper Mfrs.
  3. The Perry Salt Co.
  4. Silver Lake Mills, Tomlinson & Son
  5. Saw & Planing Mill, Sash, Door & Blind Mfr., David Andrus
  6. Flour & Grist Mills
  7. First National Bank
  8. The Citizens Bank
  9. M. N. Olin & Son, Hardware, Paints & Oils
10. A. Cole & Son, Boots & Shoes
11. Watson & Son, Drugs & Jewelry
12. Hatch & Cole, Groceries
13. S. S. Caswell, Groceries & Gents Furnishings
14. W. H. Herron, Groceries
14. J. C. Lillibridge, Dry Goods & Carpets
15. W. O. Davis, Furniture, Undertaking & Bicycles
16. M. S. Sweet, Market
  9. A. Axtell & Co., Harness Mfrs. & Dealers
17. Fred Clark, Cigar Mfr.
15. C. Sutherland, Granite & Marble Dealer
18. Van Dresser Bros., Blacksmithing & Wagon Work, Horse Shoeing a Specialty
19. Miles A. Heath, Blacksmithing
20. Herry & Smith, Blacksmithing
14. B. C. Roup, Attorney
17. M. A. Lovejoy, Lawyer
 A. Hotel Perry, T. H. Bussey, Prop.
 B. Herald & News, F. B. Smith, Pub.
 C. Silver Lake Assembly Grounds
 C. Wyoming Historical Pioneer Assn.
 D. The Wiles Art School
 E. Presbyterian Church
 F. Baptist Church
 G. Catholic Church
 H. Methodist Church
  I. Free Methodist Church
 J. Universalist Church
 K. Lester St. Baptist Church
 L. Perry Academy
 M. Odd Fellows Hall
 N. Opera House
 O. Silver Lake R. R. Station

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