“Bite-Size Bits of Local, National, and Global History”
“Bite-Size Bits of Local, National, and Global History”
Perkins in Payne County, Oklahoma — The American South (West South Central)

Vassar Community Center

Built 2009

Vassar Community Center Marker image. Click for full size.
Photographed By Jason Armstrong, July 5, 2021
1. Vassar Community Center Marker

This building was made possible by a generous donation from Jack K. Vassar

The Vassar family homesteaded in the Perkins community in 1891 when William A. Vassar moved to Oklahoma from Kansas. He and his wife, Mary, raised 5 children in the Perkins area. Since that time the Vassar family has continued to be actively involved in the community.

In 1924 their son, I.D. Vassar, established Vassar Hardware. In the 1930's he established Vassar Wholesale and Manufacturing Company and later Vassar Manufacturing.

In 1967 I.D.'s son, Jack, took ownership of the company. Vassar Manufacturing Company is the oldest family owned and operated business in Perkins.
Erected 2009.
Topics. This historical marker is listed in these topic lists: Charity & Public WorkIndustry & CommerceSettlements & Settlers. A significant historical year for this entry is 1891.
Location. 35° 58.814′ N, 97° 1.945′ W. Marker is in Perkins, Oklahoma, in Payne County. Marker can be reached from North Main Street west of North Main Street. The
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marker is located in the Oklahoma Territorial Plaza on the Community Center building wall at the entrance door. Touch for map. Marker is at or near this postal address: 750 N Main Street, Perkins OK 74059, United States of America. Touch for directions.
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within walking distance of this marker. Frank "Pistol Pete" Eaton (within shouting distance of this marker); Davis-Longan Log Cabin (within shouting distance of this marker); Frank Eaton Home (within shouting distance of this marker); Vassar Barn (within shouting distance of this marker); CCC Outhouse (within shouting distance of this marker); Methodist Episcopal Church (within shouting distance of this marker); IXL Schoolhouse (about 400 feet away, measured in a direct line); Santa Fe Depot (about 500 feet away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Perkins.
Credits. This page was last revised on November 29, 2021. It was originally submitted on November 24, 2021, by Jason Armstrong of Talihina, Oklahoma. This page has been viewed 166 times since then and 27 times this year. Photo   1. submitted on November 24, 2021, by Jason Armstrong of Talihina, Oklahoma. • J. Makali Bruton was the editor who published this page.
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