Cater-Jones Home

This Carpenter Italianate, gable ell cottage was built in the 1870s by Fletcher Cater, grandson of James Duncan. It was occupied by the Frank Cater family for 50 years but was sold in 1944 to Cooper Jones who was a legend in Perry because of his cheerful greetings and customer pranks for anyone visiting his pecan business on Carroll Street. His “Good Mornings” all day long, his friendly chats and acts of kindness, and his sense of humor were a beloved part of Perry. Cooper Jones built a 40-year national reputation as the man who sells those “Houston County pecans that taste so good” and who kept beautiful camellias in the store to pin on the women visitors.