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Albia in Monroe County, Iowa — The American Midwest (Upper Plains)
 

New Perry Building

 
 
New Perry Building Marker image. Click for full size.
Photographed By Cosmos Mariner, July 1, 2021
1. New Perry Building Marker
Inscription.  
Built after the fire of 1904, this building relies on two features to separate it from the rest of the district. The color of its brick façade and the only example of the bead and reel motif in the district located below the cornice on the building.

This building and the one that burned in 1904 were both built as an investment by T. B. Perry, pioneer local lawyer and businessman. During this period of time owning real estate was a good investment and owning a building on the Square, with your name on it was prestigious.

Both Perry and his son T. B. Perry, Jr. had their offices located on the second floor of the building for many years.

The senior Perry served on the First State Board of Education having been a school teacher when he first came to Albia in 1853. He also built the National Register Perry house on Benton Avenue West.

Please proceed to T. Caroline Acheson building.

 
Topics. This historical marker is listed in these topic lists: ArchitectureEducationIndustry & Commerce. A significant historical year for this entry is 1904.
 
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1.566′ N, 92° 48.475′ W. Marker is in Albia, Iowa, in Monroe County. Marker is on Washington Avenue East east of South Clinton Street, on the right when traveling east. Marker is mounted at eye-level, directly on the subject building, near the center of the north façade. Touch for map. Marker is at or near this postal address: 8 Washington Avenue East, Albia IA 52531, United States of America. Touch for directions.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within walking distance of this marker. People's Savings Bank (a few steps from this marker); T. Caroline Acheson Building (a few steps from this marker); New Loeb Building (a few steps from this marker); 20-22 Washington Avenue East (within shouting distance of this marker); Hennion Block (within shouting distance of this marker); Albia Freedom Rock Veterans Memorial (within shouting distance of this marker); J. H. Love's New Block (within shouting distance of this marker); E. W. Byers Building (within shouting distance of this marker). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Albia.
 
Regarding New Perry Building. Contributing property, Albia Square and Central Commercial Historic District, NRHP #85000007.
 
Related markers. Click here for a list of markers that are related to this marker. Albia Square and Central Commercial Historic District
 
Also see . . .  Theodore Bolivar Perry.
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New Perry Building Marker image. Click for full size.
Photographed By Cosmos Mariner, July 1, 2021
2. New Perry Building Marker
(marker is mounted just right of center door)
1854 Perry was admitted to the Iowa Bar and went into practice with John S. Townsend. Perry became a successful attorney, was elected prosecuting attorney of Monroe County, Iowa, and also developed several commercial properties in Albia. He was elected to the Iowa State Board of Education in 1858, serving for four years. He was later elected to the Iowa Senate representing the 15th district.
(Submitted on December 11, 2021, by Cosmos Mariner of Cape Canaveral, Florida.) 
 
New Perry Building image. Click for full size.
Photographed By Cosmos Mariner, July 1, 2021
3. New Perry Building
(marker visible just right of center door • small bead and reel motif visible between windows and cornice)
 
 
Credits. This page was last revised on December 12, 2021. It was originally submitted on December 10, 2021, by Cosmos Mariner of Cape Canaveral, Florida. This page has been viewed 138 times since then and 27 times this year. Photos:   1. submitted on December 10, 2021, by Cosmos Mariner of Cape Canaveral, Florida.   2, 3. submitted on December 11, 2021, by Cosmos Mariner of Cape Canaveral, Florida.

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