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Wolleson-Nicewander Building - Perry, OK
Posted by: Groundspeak Premium Member hamquilter
N 36° 17.240 W 097° 17.201
14S E 653862 N 4017180
Quick Description: Built in 1894 with a long, interesting history
Location: Oklahoma, United States
Date Posted: 8/21/2010 9:32:25 AM
Waymark Code: WM9H1H
Published By: Groundspeak Premium Member Big B Bob
Views: 6

Long Description:
The building located at 615 Delaware was built in 1894 by Adolph Wolleson, who came to Perry during the Land Run of September 16, 1893. It was one of the first permanent buildings of stone on the square. He built this two-story stone building with a basement, to house his Boston Dry Goods Store. Carved stone gargoyles are featured in this Classic Revival architecture. The second floor was first used as sleeping rooms and offices. The first floor facade has been altered with stucco panels covering the original recessed entry store front.

Businesses in this building over the years include:
1894 - Boston Dry Goods Store
1898 - Upstairs - Attorney offices
1910's - F.F. Smith Grocery on 1st floor
1923 - Sold to Nicewander when Arcade Billard Parlor was on 1st floor
1924-1933 - J.C. Penney - 1st floor
1925 - Upstairs - Marquette Hotel
1933 - C & S Tire and Supply 1st floor
1937 - Upstairs Collette Hotel (renamed Arrow Hotel in 1940's) Hotel here until 1960's.
1946-1962 - Scoville Tire & Supply - 1st floor
1966 - Upstairs - Triton Insurance Company
1967 Large Oklahoma Territory map mural commissioned on East wall (restored in 2002)
1975 - Building sold and owned by several over next few years.
1998 - Purchased by Independent Order of Odd Fellows for their Grand Lodge of Oklahoma.

Currently occupied by the I.O.O.F. and their auxiliary, the Rebekah's. Building contains offices and storage, as well as a museum of artifacts.
[Source: Plaque on building sponsored by "Main Street Perry" organization]
Street address:
615 Delaware Street
Perry, OK USA

County / Borough / Parish: Noble County

Year listed: 1979

Historic (Areas of) Significance: Architecture/Engineering, Event

Periods of significance: 1900-1924

Historic function: Commerce/Trade

Current function: Commerce/Trade

Privately owned?: yes

Primary Web Site: [Web Link]

Secondary Website 1: [Web Link]

Season start / Season finish: Not listed

Hours of operation: Not listed

Secondary Website 2: Not listed

National Historic Landmark Link: Not listed

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