One of the foremost
houses in connection with the building trades in the Potteries is that
owned by Mr. Hubert N. Marks. The business was established in 1877 by
the present proprietor, under whose management it has had a successful
career, and become one of the leading concerns of the kind in North
Mr. Marks' premises in
Copeland Street are very extensive, and afford ample accommodation for
the large and varied stocks which he holds; and there are also
convenient offices for the clerical business of the house.
The stock includes
building materials of all descriptions, drain pipes, laths, stone
ware, cements, stone basins, slop spouts, slates, bricks and every
requisite for the trade. These goods are all of the best manufacture,
and form one of the best selected assortments in the district.
Large number of
hands are employed, and Mr. Marks has a number of horses and waggons,
so that all orders are executed with the greatest promptitude.
The position of the
premises, too affords special facilities for transport purposes.
His long experience of
the trade and intimate relations with the leading wholesale and
manufacturing houses enable Mr. Marks to supply goods of excellent
quality at remarkably low prices. His connection is of the most
valuable description, including as it does leading builders in
all parts of North Staffordshire.
In local affairs Mr.
Marks takes great interest, he having been a Town Councillor for seven
years for Stoke Borough; he is also a member of the firm of Messrs.
Marks and Greatbatch, Livery and Bait Stables, Wolfe Street,