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WELCOME TO LINCOLN DAVIES

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Welcome to Lincoln-Davies Co.!

We’ve been in business for 145 years! Lincoln-Davies Co., is a combination general store, hardware store, and lumber yard that’s been in the same family for five generations. We’re in the business of extending the family treatment to everyone we do business with. Lincoln-Davies Co., was founded by David Davies, who came from Wales in 1872 and opened shop. Owners Ed and Joanne Jones and staff, are here to help you find whatever you need. We are in the hamlet of Paris Station, less than two miles from Paris, on Route 12. Lincoln Davies was recently honored when Oct. 3 was named Lincoln Davies Day in Oneida County by said the proclamation from County Executive Ralph Eannace, State Sen. Raymond Meier, R-Western, also issued a citation honoring the business for its 125 years of service, calling shopping there "a piece of America."  Lincoln Davies; the Paris Station store keeps packing in loyal customers. Dave Kalies has lived in Paris Station for over 10 years and dealt with the folks at Lincoln Davies just as long. That’s why he keeps coming back.

FEATURED PRODUCTS

  • Lumber
  • Roofing
  • Windows
  • Doors
  • Flooring
  • Cabinety
  • Electrical
  • Plumbing
  • Insulation
  • Wallboard
  • Shingles
  • Screening
  • Garage Doors
  • Cement
  • Drainage
  • Vinyl & Wood Siding
  • Shelving
  • Ventilation
  • Plumbing Fixtures
  • Home Decor & Furniture
  • Lighting & Ceiling Fans
  • Lawn & Garden
  • Hardware
  • Tools

A new business on the horizon?

Hardly, although the horizon and surrounding countryside is a beautiful remarkable sight from this location in the heart of what was once rich farm country. This business has been around since 1872 and run by the same family. Edward Jones is manager of the operation that was founded by his great-great-grandfather, David Davies, whose son’s first name was Lincoln. "They used to hitch up the team and go to Utica and buy in bulk, then return and sell the items to the local farmers," said Jones, who returned to the family business in 1993, after serving as director of flight operations for the now-defunct Mohawk Airlines. Down the hill behind the general store are the lumber yard and the railroad tracks. Paris Station was a stopping point for the Utica-Chenango-Susquehanna and the Delaware-Lackawanna & Western railroad. Because the railroad cut through the family farm, David Davies used it to bring in coal, and then grain, and lumber. "It made it easy for us to supply our customers who were mostly farmers”, Jones said. "Back then, the railroad was the Thruway. You didn’t go to the mall”, but times changed. A quarter century ago, there were 19 dairy farms between Utica and Waterville. "They all had tool sheds”, explained, “They were our core customers, along with contractors."

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PARTNERS

We started going to Lincoln Davis when we needed to put new stairs in the interior of our house. The big box stores had higher prices and lower quality. The Lincoln Davis staff were so helpful and gave us personal service with concern for how much it was going to cost. We have gone to them for our windows and other big projects and for smaller stuff. Great people to work with.