The Perry House

PhotographerIrene J. Hood

CountryUnited States


VolumeIn The Crystal Country


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Buildings, Ice, Landscape, Winter, Snow


Image Dimensions: 7.4 x 10.6 cm pasted
Support Dimensions: 15.1 x 26.6 cm laid-paper leaf (shown cropped)

Associated Blog Posts:

Winter Poem

Titled in hand of photographer below image: -The Perry House-


Samuel M. Perry  (1849-1929) From the Find a Grave website:


The Perry family moved to Denver from Chicago, Illinois, in 1887. Samuel M. Perry (1849-1929) was a prominent and successful Colorado coal and railroad businessman. An associate of David Moffat, he organized the Moffat Coal Company in Oak Creek. Perry also established the Leyden Coal Company and was president of the Oak Hills Coal Company. As president of the Denver Northwestern and the Northwestern Terminal railroad companies, he helped build the Denver and Salt Lake railroad that opened up Northwest Colorado.

Samuel Perry married Lottie Matson (1858-1935) in 1880. The couple had three children, Marjorie, Robert, and Charlotte.



A Daughters of the American Revolution Directory (D.A.R.) for 1908 lists the Perry residence at 1143 Logan Ave. in Denver. Built in 1879, the family lived at the residence since at least 1899, as listed in Corbett & Ballenger’s 27th Annual Denver City Directory. Now subdivided into apartments, the home is located in the present-day Capital Hill neighborhood, but may have been in the boundaries of Congress Park, where this photograph is believed to have been taken by Jerome, at the beginning of the 20th century.


The Perry House