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Perry Lumber Co., 1990

Posted on February 21, 2016 | in Uncategorized | by
Perry Lumber Company, 246 Walton Avenue, announced they were going out of business in September 1990. After 73 years at the Walton Avenue location, owner J.T. Perry Jr. at age 71 decided to close the company after trying to sell it for five years. Perry's father J.T. Perry, and his grandfather, B.F. Perry founded the company in 1917. They had moved to Lexington in 1916 from Montgomery County where B.F. Perry had farmed and operated a saw mill. Photo by Charles Bertram | Staff

Perry Lumber Co., 246 Walton Avenue, announced in September 1990 that it was going out of business the following November after 73 years. Owner J.T. Perry Jr., 71, decided to close the company after trying to sell it for five years. Perry’s father, J.T. Perry, and his grandfather, B.F. Perry, founded the company in 1917. They had moved to Lexington in 1916 from Montgomery County, where the senior Perry had farmed and operated a sawmill. This building is now in use by Willis Klein Showrooms, a family-owned business that deals in decorative plumbing, door hardware, residential and commercial hardware, locksmith/security and safes. Photo by Charles Bertram | Staff

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