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South Park Lumber closes it’s doors

Mose Apple founded South Park Lumber back in the mid 1800’s

One of the last of St. Joseph’s lumber yards of yesteryear has closed its doors to customers.

Garfield Lumber was the most recent of St. Joseph’s old lumber yards to close before South Park.Lumber

A liquidation of South Park Lumber, which has always been located at the intersection of 17th and Commercial streets, will be held Saturday and Sunday and again June 29 and 30. The entire contents, including inventory and equipment, will be sold under the direction of Ron Shackelford Auction Service of Clarksdale, Mo.

Buchanan County Eastern District Commissioner Dan Hausman formerly owned South Park Lumber. He and his brother, Mark, bought the business in 1980 from Frank Goetz — just after a fire heavily damaged the yard. Mr. Hausman bought the business outright in 1982.

Mr. Goetz had been its president and owner since 1964. Mr. Goetz, who was the last president of the former M.K. Goetz Brewing Co. in St. Joseph, bought the business from Harry Smith, running it for nearly two decades.

Mr. Hausman said South Park Lumber was one of the city’s oldest businesses. He said Mr. Smith was involved in local politics.

Danniel Tamerius bought the lumber yard from Mr. Hausman almost eight years ago and also served as president. The News-Press was unable to reach him for comment on why the business has closed. He had worked for Mr. Hausman for about 20 years before his own purchase.

The four-day auction will separately feature doors, windows, building materials and equipment from the main lumberyard building; lumber, nails, pallet racks, and siding; new retail hardware and pickups; and display items, fixtures, shelving and office equipment.


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Posted by on June 21, 2013 in Downtown St Joseph

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