from 1911 to 1929. This had a bad effect on the
Glove & Mitten Company. Wages in Lansing were
higher ($.50 an hr.) and many of Perry's workers
started commuting to Lansing via the Interurban.
Also, knitted gloves were no longer as fashionable
and knit gloves did not hold up well for farm work.
The Glove & Mitten Company sold in
1927 for $10,00, including three buildings,
the power plant, five acres of land and
58 knitting machines.
In 1927, the building was adapted as a gym
for basketball games.
The original building burned in 1938.
The power plant was dismantled during
World War II and the boilers and furnaces were
donated to the war effort.