Paul Parent, coal dealer

Parent Coal and Wood Co.

Early 1900s - Parent Coal and Wood Co. - 385 Main Street

From the 1920s, Paul Parent & Son Coal operated from this building, according to a local resident, with wood and coal sheds behind this house and back onto Butler Street in the rear.  The structure is not on a map of 1901 but appears on one from 1927, and the business is advertised in the town report of 1928. The company is also said to have owned a coal yard on what is now Berwick Road/236 near the railroad.

    Paul Parent & Son, Salmon Street, South Berwick, Maine – “GOOD COAL and WOOD OUR SPECIALTY – Also Trucking of all kinds done promptly at very low prices – PROMPT SERVICE”

    -- 1928 South Berwick town report