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Research: Sawmill Database

Alpha-Numeric Key: HR-29
Corporate Name: C. R. Cummings Export Company
Local Name:
Owner Name: C. R. Cummings Export Company
Location: Houston
County: Harris
Years in Operation: 2 years
Start Year: 1905
End Year: 1906
Decades: 1900-1909
Period of Operation: 1905 to 1906
Town: Houston
Company Town: 2
Peak Town Size: Unknown
Mill Pond:
Type of Mill: Hardwood lumber
Sawmill Pine Sawmill Hardwood Sawmill Cypress Sawmill
Planer Planer Only Shingle Paper
Plywood Cotton Grist Unknown
Other
Power Source: Steam
Horse Mule Oxen Water
Water Overshot Water Turbine Diesel Unknown
Pit Steam Steam Circular Steam Band
Gas Electricity Other
Maximum Capacity: 35000: 1906
Capacity Comments: 35,000 feet daily
Produced:
Rough Lumber Planed Lumber Crossties Timbers
Lathe Ceiling Unknown Beading
Flooring Paper Plywood Particle Board
Treated Other
Equipment: Sawmill
Company Tram:
Associated Railroads: Texas & New Orleans
Historicial Development: C. R. Cummings had expanded from its base at Anahuac, Liberty, and Wallisville into the Houston sawmill community by 1905. Cummings did not have the mill for long, because his ownership of a Houston mill is not recorded in the Reference Book of the Lumbermen's Credit Association, January 1907.
Research Date: MCJ 05-06-96
Prepared By: M. Johnson