“Bite-Size Bits of Local, National, and Global History”
“Bite-Size Bits of Local, National, and Global History”
Gardnerville in Douglas County, Nevada — The American Mountains (Southwest)

Perry's Dry Goods

1448 Highway 395


—Vernacular Residential Style —

Perry's Dry Goods Marker image. Click for full size.
By Andrew Ruppenstein, May 25, 2009
1. Perry's Dry Goods Marker
Inscription. This building has been used for many commercial purposes dating back to the late 1800's and early 1900's. The single story rear portion of the building is thought to be the original home of John and Mary Gardner, the Town's namesake. Ollie Haugner, who operated a shoe store here, is said to have moved it here from the Gardner Ranch. The lumber in some of the building is thought to have come from the Lake Tahoe area.

Frank Yparraguirre purchased the land and building and was the proprietor of Perry's (short for Yparraguirre) Dry Goods for over four decades. Frank, having an excellent sense of humor, once quipped he used dry goods in the business name as "wet goods" were available next door at the bar!

While remaining in the Yparraguirre family name, the building is currently home to Nettie's Fashions.

In the upper left corner of the marker is the seal of the Town of Gardnerville, while in the lower right corner is the seal of the US Forest Service, which provided a grant for this marker.
Erected 2004.
Location. 38° 56.517′ N, 119° 45.019′ W. Marker is in Gardnerville, Nevada, in Douglas County. Marker is at the intersection of U.S. 395 and Gilman Avenue, on the left on U.S. 395. Touch for map. Marker is at or near this postal address: 1448 Highway 395, Gardnerville NV 89410, United States of America.
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within walking distance of this marker. Sharkey's Nugget (about 300 feet
Perry's Dry Goods Store image. Click for full size.
By Andrew Ruppenstein, May 25, 2009
2. Perry's Dry Goods Store
The building currently houses Battle Born Wines.
away, measured in a direct line); East Fork Hotel Building (about 400 feet away); The French Hotel and Bar (about 500 feet away); St. Galls Catholic Church (about 500 feet away); Adaven Building (about 500 feet away); Gardnerville Branch Jail (about 600 feet away); Airtanker 130 Is Headed West (about 600 feet away); J & T Basque Restaurant Building (about 700 feet away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Gardnerville.
More about this marker. The marker is to the immediate right of the front door.
Also see . . .
1. Battle Born Wines - The Shop. Battle Born Wines' webpage describing their shop, with photos. (Submitted on August 14, 2009.) 

2. Discover Gardnerville. A walking/driving tour of historical Gardnerville - giving directions, locations and thumbnail histories of the buildings. (Submitted on August 14, 2009.) 
Categories. Industry & CommerceNotable Buildings
Credits. This page was last revised on June 16, 2016. This page originally submitted on August 14, 2009, by Andrew Ruppenstein of Sacramento, California. This page has been viewed 974 times since then. Photos:   1, 2. submitted on August 14, 2009, by Andrew Ruppenstein of Sacramento, California. • Syd Whittle was the editor who published this page.
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