Before It Was the Laundromat

Red & White Store

During the 1940s, three of the Perry brothers from String Prairie ran a grocery store and meat market.

Red and White Store c. 1940s
Pictured: Viola Ahrendt, The Stamport brothers, Buddy, Charlie & Jim Stamport, and I. Alph Perry

During the 1940s, Perry & Sons (I. Alph Perry a.k.a. Alph Sr., Clifton Perry and their father, C.C. Perry) owned and operated a grocery store and meat market on the north side of the square. The store was located approximately in the area where the Laundromat presently sits. They sold groceries and butchered meat here up until the late 1940s. The store was sold as part of a trade for bottomland pasture out on String Prairie (FM 696).

Source: Perry Family

Nancy's Connection

I. Alph Perry became Nancy Hardy Perry's father-in-law when she and his son, Alph E. Perry were married August 27, 1955.

Then and Now

Preuss Dry Goods Store


George Preuss c. 1950s



Scrubbin' Eagle

You Are Here

Continue your stroll to the easternmost building along the sidewalk is: