Construction / Lumber

W.E. Atkinson Company – Located at 27 Water St Newburyport, MA.  They were a harware and lumber dealer.  The lumber dept was a large drive through building.

4 Responses to Construction / Lumber

  1. I had the pleasure of working at Atkinson’s during the late 70’s. I worked on the sales floor with Gerry Lynch, Howard Gale, and Reagh Atkinson,( I don’t know if I got the spelling right…). I filled in out in the drive thru warehouse too. This was actually one of my favorite jobs. Me and Reagh had name tags on a couple of bar stools across the street at “Ten Center Street”. The beverage of choice was “Cuervo Gold”… We were consistently “Over served” and mystified when handed an unpaid bar tab the next time we went there. Reagh only got kicked out once after leaning back too far on a bar stool to chug down a shot of “Cold Gold”. Next anybody knew, he was on the floor and then out the door… Atkinson’s was a huge place. The actual complex went from the foot of Federal St, along Water St. to the Art Assoc. building. It picked up again at the foot of Fair St. was on either side of the old Swift building, and continued to the Custom House. The upstairs was pretty much unused save for Les “Bud” Atkinson’s darkroom. I still have one of the pneumatic tube coin capsules that used to shoot from the retail counter out to the office to carry change back and forth.

    p. j. nichypor December 6, 2009 at 9:43 pm Reply
  2. Correction… Atkinsons didnt start at the foot of Federal Street.. as the Oil tanks near the road up a way from Federal Belonged to Cahsman Bros.. My father worked for Atkinsons for 37 years

    stan December 30, 2009 at 12:25 pm Reply
  3. When I worked for them in the late seventies, the tanks did indeed belong to Atkinsons. That is unless of course Ted was lying to eveyone and selling Cashman’s oil and pocketing the money…

    p. j. nichypor January 2, 2010 at 2:25 pm Reply
  4. Don’t forget Eastern Lumber on Rte 110 in Amesbury. It’s been there as long as I can remember!

    Mark August 11, 2010 at 12:00 am Reply

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