Just to round out the "geographical roll call," whole neighborhoods
of houses in San Francisco were being constructed with
sheetrock/drywall in the late 40s. I grew up in such a house as did
most of my friends. (Homes like these in that area were the
inspiration for term "ticky-tacky.")
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load of its wallboard and plasterboard in boxcars on September 7th,gypsum
service with bulkheads and renumbered them into the #5300-5309series.
In 1957, the B&M purchased ten PS-5 bulkhead flats which werenumbered
in the #5320-5329 series. Shortly thereafter, the B&M convertedanother
ten PS-5 flats into bulkhead flats which were renumbered into thePRODUCTS
thesold in New England for use in New England left the new plant of
onAtlantic Gypsum Products Company over the Boston & Maine Railroad
asSeptember 7th (1927). This industry which replaces shipbuilding
Yard isPortsmouth's principal industrial activity other than the Navy
theless than a year old.
(wallboardcountry as a whole, the 26 car trainload of gypsum material
indication ofand plaster) bought by New England dealers stands as an
dealersthe building activity within New England. It was consigned to
fromin all parts of New England: - ranging from Boston to Bangor and
aVineyard haven to Dover.
Englandfew months ago to establish a plant which would both serve New
longas well providing some products for national distribution. With a
Seaboardestablished plant in New York and a supply of gypsum rock in Nova
whenbefore making its decision. With speed rivaling that of war-time
intoPortsmouth built ships, a 65 acre plant was reconditioned, and
bestwallboard and plaster. Today the plant is one of the largest and
months, butequipped of its kind in the building materials industry.
Newthe 26 car train which left Portsmouth Yards beat all records for
the 18England consumption.
bottleyear old daughter of HC Raines, VP of Atlantic Gypsum, broke a
of salt water from Portsmouth harbor over the pilot of the B&M