Shaw, A. Park
The following data is extracted from Biography and Genealogy of Western Massachusetts, 1639-1925.
A. PARK SHAW-A name of prominence for many years in Pittsfield is that of Shaw, and A. Park Shaw holds a leading position in motor car activities in this city and county. A young man of definite and already proved ability, Mr. Shaw is meeting the needs of the motoring public in an efficient and commendable way and his future is unquestionably one of large success. He is a son of A. W. and Harriet (Sumner) Shaw.
His father, who was for many years a prominent real estate dealer of Pittsfield, is now superintendent of the poor.
A. Park Shaw was born in Pittsfield, October 19, 1895. His education was procured in the grammar and high schools and Pratt Institute, with the degree of M. E., in 1915, after which he entered the business world and was with the General Electric Company for two years. Gaining experience in automobile activities, Mr. Shaw began the handling of second hand cars in 1919 and was engaged along that line for about two years. He then secured a position as salesman, handling Ford cars in the employ of Smith and McCarthy, then early in 1921 he and a progressive associate took up the present activities. The interest was first incorporated under the name, The T. T. M. Company, and in 1924 moved to its present very large quarters and the name changed to South Street Motors Corporation, the officers being A. Park Shaw, president and treasurer and A. B. Treadwell, secretary. The company controls Central Berkshire County for the Chevrolet Car and also represents the Hupmobile throughout the entire county and the Willys St. Clair over the western part of Berkshire County. With branches in Lee, Lenox, Dalton, Handcock and Hinsdale their interests center at No. 163 South Street, Pittsfield. In this location they have a plant 182x165 feet in ground dimensions and handsomely fitted up for the display of these cars, and a service station on Tasonic Street 75160 feet. As one of the progressive young men of Berkshire County, Mr. Shaw commands the esteem and confidence of all with whom he comes in touch and is looked upon as one of the coming men in automobile distribution. He is a member of the Pittsfield Chamber of Commerce, both the Junior and Senior divisions and is a well known member of the Crescent Lodge, Ancient Free and Accepted Masons. He is also a member of the Park Club, the Shire City Club, Pittsfield Golf Club, and the Berkshire County Automobile Club.
A. Park Shaw married Marion Taylor and they are the parents of one son, A. Park, Jr. The family residence is at No. 110 Bartlett Avenue, Pittsfield.
Source: Biography and Genealogy of Western Massachusetts, 1639-1925