Photo courtesy Ann Burlingham
Downtown Perry Block of Commercial Buildings
Village of Perry, Wyoming County
At the northern gateway to the village business district, this distinctive block of historic commercial buildings on Main Street has great potential for redevelopment. It includes some of the oldest commercial buildings in Wyoming County, featuring brick, stone and frame construction. Despite their location, these buildings have been vacant or underutilized for decades. In recent years, Perry has experienced a resurgence, with an engaged citizenry and adaptive use projects that have transformed vacant buildings into economic assets. Today, renewed interest in these underutilized Main Street buildings signals an opportunity to rehabilitate one of the village’s most important commercial blocks.