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Reconnecting with Potsdam history
Thursday, June 23, 2022 - 5:38 am

From left, Mike and John White, Jr., and sister Joanne White Emlaw, stand with Jess Sheehan, owner of the Potsdam Elm Street Pert House Hotel. They are in front of the original mirror George Pert installed when he built the home in 1863. The mirror was removed in 1939 and ended up in storage for 83 years. The White family, descendants of the Perts, have generously gifted the mirror back to its original home. John White, Sr., started White Hardware in March 1946, and was the son of Frank Spurr and Marion Pert White. The Sheehans have renovated the Pert House into a bed-and-breakfast with seven guest rooms. Submitted photo