The Perry family occupied the home from around 1912 until
1940 and were the third owners of the property. Mr. Perry operated the local
cotton oil gin and was responsible for adding electricity and indoor plumbing.
The first Mrs. Perry (Mr. Perry remarried following her death) taught music and
was a featured soloist at the local Methodist church for many years. Mr. Perry
was quite an accomplished outdoorsman and was recognized as "the best hunter in
This room was occupied by "Mamma and Papa" during the
Perry years and is the largest of the bedrooms. The room has been shortened
somewhat to provide space for bathrooms (the hall bath was added in
approximately 1912 and the bath in the adjacent bedroom during 1987). The
accompanying bathroom was taken from the side attic during the 1987 restoration
and contains a 5 1/2 foot bathtub (the irregular ceiling reflects the roof
The fireplace mantle is original to the house and is
almost identical to the mantle in the Blasingame room. The two Jenny Lind beds
(one single and one double) and the dresser were acquired from the Freeman
Plantation near Jefferson, Texas. The two over-mantles over the beds, the
English walnut armoire, the carpenter's tool chest, and the small rocking chair
are from the same period and provide an interesting contrast in style. The yarn
winder pre-dates most of the furnishings in the room, but reflects a time in
keeping with the overall mood of the room.
Relax and enjoy the this charming retreat from the cares
of the day.