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Gustav Stickley was the son of German immigrants. It was his vision to create useful and beautiful furniture and interiors that could be built by the average person. In many ways, he made the Arts and Crafts Movement available to everyone. This room honors not only his work but the gifts of the many German immigrants to Perry.
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For nearly a century young Iowans learned to read and write in one-room schools like Alton School on the outskirts of Perry. This room celebrates all who learn and all who teach.
A century ago immigrants from Wales and Cornwall came to work the coal mines in Angus and Moran, towns near Perry that died when the mines closed. This room remembers the men (and their families) who worked them.
Perry and other parts of Iowa are now home to many Latin Americans. Their culture and rich history are displayed in this room.
Farm women of the 1930s kept their families alive by selling cream and eggs. Get a glimpse of their world in this cozy room with a queen bed.
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Anton Dvork spent some months near Spillville, an Eastern Iowa town settled by Bohemians. While there, he completed "The New World Symphony." His world is reflected in this room.
Room Features: Queen bed. Window seat. Sculpture garden view. Room 320. - Click on image to enlarge
Early on the railroad brought Irish workers and their families to the Midwest to lay the track and then to run the trains. One of those Irishmen was the owner's grandfather. This room is a toast to the Irish.
What is a small Midwestern town without a marching band? This room will have you whistling your high school fight song.
Named for a Perry man who was a circus agent and owner, this room recalls the days when the lure of the Big Top and circus parades brought excitement to even the smallest towns.
For decades the Perry High Telital anchored the back page of the Saturday Perry Chief and, for much of that time, was presided over by Leonard Rossman, who trained generations of reporters. This room honors local newspapers and those who keep their standards high. Cozy room. Queen bed.
In the late 19th century, many Welsh men and women made their way to America, some of them to Perry, Iowa. Often they worked the mines or started in farming. Known for their music, the Welsh brought with them their songs, their textile arts, and their love of their land, all celebrated in this room.
Working with wood goes back into the mists of history. Here in Iowa we have a long tradition of hand-made furniture, often formed from trees in the back yard or the back woods. Designed by acclaimed woodworker Chris Martin, this room is furnished with work by eight Iowa furniture maker-designers and printmaker Carl Homstad. On display is the work of many Iowa carvers, all gathered together to remember this most useful art.
On a cold winter night when the day's work is done, what is more comforting or more fun than to take up a needle and thread and make something beautiful? This room is for those who love to stitch.
People travel every summer to take part in the Register's Annual Great Bike Ride Across Iowa (RAGBRAI). In the winter the intrepid bundle up for the Bike Ride to Rippey (BRR). Grab your bike helmet and enjoy.
At the turn of the last century, tents went up across the land for lectures, concerts, plays, and song-and-dance shows. The regional headquarters of the movement was, for a time, located in Perry's Jones Building.
In the 1970s and 80s immigrants from Laos, Vietnam, Cambodia, and other Southeast Asian countries made their way to Iowa. This room is for them.
Just after the turn of the last century, immigrants from Italy began making their way to the United States, some of them to Iowa and to Perry. We can thank them for many things, most conspicuously their great cuisine. This room honors them.
In the 50s Nikita Khrushchev made a controversial visit to Iowa and rode through Perry on his way to Roswell Garst's farm in Carroll County. Today Iowa is a sister state to Stavropol.
Decorated with designs from regions such as Sudan, Somalia, and Zimbabwe, this room honors some of Iowa's most recent immigrants.
Room Features: Two queen beds. Sculpture garden view. Room 312.
For 37 years, Betty Mae Harris taught dance in the big room at the back of the second floor of the Hotel Pattee. This room brings back that studio and the grace of the dance.
Room Features: Two queen beds. Sculpture garden view. Room 217.
For centuries quilting has been a necessity that is also an art. This room honors Iowa's quilters and their creations.
Room Features: Two queen beds. Sculpture garden view. Room 314.
In the late 1850s Englishman William Morris started a design revolution called the Arts and Crafts Movement. This room, using Morris reproduction furniture, wallpaper, and carpet, is a reflection of the man and his vision.
Room Features: Two queen beds. Sculpture garden view. Room 212
Years ago, the Perry Daily Chief hired a local kid, Snick Hamlin, who liked to draw. He created a cartoon strip, "Alley Oop," that captured the heart of our nation. This room honors him.
One of the major immigrant groups to settle Iowa and the Midwest came from Sweden. This room celebrates that heritage, which also happens to be part of the owner's background.
From the beginning the farm has been the rock on which Midwestern life is built. This room pays homage to all those who work the land.
Creator of "Newhart" and "Coach," Barry Kemp came to live in Perry in the 1960s. Decorated in the style of Newhart's Vermont Inn.
Room Features: Has a king bed. Spa tub. Separate shower. Willis Avenue view. Room 204.
Buried at Violet Hill Cemetery is Bill Bell, one of the world's most famous tuba players. Every year since his death, accomplished tuba players come to play at his graveside, saluting his music. We join them in their tribute.
Room Features: King bed. Spa tub. Separate shower. Willis Avenue view. Room 308.
Dutch people have come to America since the 17th century. In the 19th, many of them settled in Iowa, not far from Perry. This room honors the wood and painting arts of the Dutch as well as the spiritual tradition they brought with them.
Room Features: King bed. Oversize bath with spa tub. Separate shower. Sculpture garden view. Room 325.
In the late 20th century, Japanese people established many relationships with Iowa and its farmers. The entire production of the pork plant just outside Perry goes to Japan, and four Japanese inspectors live in the area to assure quality standards. Though this room honors that global connection, it also celebrates a more personal room. This room is designed by Luke Willis, a Japanese American and descendant of Harvey Willis, founder of Perry. The art on the walls was created by Makoto Fujimura, another Japanese American who lives and works in New York.
Room Features: King futon on a tatami mat. Spa tub. Separate shower. Sculpture garden view. Room 323.
Coming from Germany, these immigrants settled in Eastern Iowa in 1855. Wine and furniture makers as well as farmers and textile makers, their heritage has enriched our state and now our hotel.
Room Features: Two queen beds. Spa tub. Separate shower. Sculpture garden view. Room 318.
Ioway, which means "beautiful land," is the name of one of the Indian tribes that lived here more than 300 years ago. This room honors those original settlers and the American Indians who live in Iowa today.
Room Features: Two queen beds. Spa tub. Separate shower.Sculpture garden view. Room 223.
In the late 19th Century immigrants came to build the railroads across the American West. Many came from China, and some settled in Perry where this room now remembers them.
Room Features: Two queen beds. Spa tub. Separate shower. Window seat. Sculpture garden view. Room 218.
About the time the Pattees were building the hotel, local members of King's Daughters circles were raising funds to build the King's Daughters Hospital where countless Perry residents have been born. Their legacy lives on here.
Room Features: Two queen beds. Spa tub. Separate handicap-accessible shower. Sculpture garden view. Room 311.
One of the largest recent groups of immigrants to Perry comes from Mexico. We enjoy their music, their food, and, in this room, their design.
Room Features: Two queen beds. Extra large bath. Spa tub. Separate shower. Sculpture garden view. Room 225.
The suite, decorated by Iowa folk artists, Sticks, lets you end your day with the timeless comfort of cookies and milk brought to your bedside.
Room Features: King in one bedroom, bunk beds in the other. Spa tub in fanciful tiled bath. Sculpture garden view. Room 201.
Designed by Iowa folk artists, Sticks, the Travel Suite takes you into the world of early 20th Century fishing cabins and roadside motels.
Room Features: King in one bedroom, trundle beds in other. Spa tub in fanciful tiled bath. Window seat. Sculpture garden view. Room 301.
Named for the man whose sons built this hotel in his honor, this suite recalls the Victorian era.
Room Features: King bed, flowered wallpaper and carpets, a floor with wood from the original hotel, and a cozy fireplace in the sitting room. Deluxe spa tub. Separate shower. Willis Avenue and sculpture garden views. Room 210.
Named for the owner's parents, this suite recalls their 1950s home decorated in bright red and green with maple furniture and a white chenille popcorn bedspread.
Room Features: Two-room suite. Wood burning fireplace. King bed. Spa tub. Separate shower. Willis Avenue view. Room 200.
World War II hero and three-time mayor of Perry, George Soumas was known to everyone. To honor him and his wife, Agnes, this suite is decorated in country Greek style, the heritage they shared. Wood burning fireplace. Willis Avenue view. King bed. Spa tub. Separate shower. Room 300.
With king-sized wrought iron bed, French Quarter decor, and ornate fireplace, this suite honors Louis Armstrong, Hotel Pattee's most famous guest, and the town where he grew up, New Orleans. Deluxe spa tub. Separate shower. Willis Avenue and sculpture garden views. Room 310.