Richmond-Andrus Mill Site
The 1915 History of Perry reports that the sawmill was operational. With 93 years in business, it was the oldest industry in town.
In 1949, the building was converted to the first frozen food locker plant in the area. In 1999, the building houses the Rich Plan/Shared Harvest Company. The sluice-way in the foreground is that of the Hamlin Flax Mill, which was likely located near the present Perry Herald building.
(The view in the image to the left is from a photo taken from the Borden Avenue bridge, looking south.) Compare the image to the Rich Plan/Shared Harvest building. Note the window placement and the waterfall. The millpond, once located at the present day village parking lot, supplied water.
This marker is dedicated to Clark Rice, noted Perry historian and photographer (1921-1999
Erected 1999 by Perry Rotary Club 75th Anniversary Project.
Topics. This historical marker is listed in these topic lists: Industry & Commerce
Location. 42° 43.077′ N, 78° 0.146′ W. Marker is in Perry, New York, in Wyoming County. Marker is at the intersection of South Main Street (New York State Route 39) and Lake Street, on the right when traveling north on South Main Street. Touch for map. Marker is in this post office area: Perry NY 14530, United States of America. Touch for directions.
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within 5 miles of this marker, measured as the crow flies. Andrus Mill Pond (about 500 feet away, measured in a direct line); First Congregational Church of Perry Center (approx. 2.1 miles away); Gardeau Tract (approx. 3 miles away); Former Site of Gibsonville (approx. 3˝ miles away); a different marker also named Gardeau Tract (approx. 4 miles away); Mt. Morris Dam (approx. 5 miles away); Mount Morris Dam Commemorative Kiosk (approx. 5 miles away); Why Was This Dam Built? (approx. 5 miles away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Perry.
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