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Research: Sawmill Database

Alpha-Numeric Key: HR-1
Corporate Name: A. M. Gowen Iron Foundry & Machinery
Local Name:
Owner Name: A. M. Gowen Iron Foundry & Machinery
Location: Houston
County: Harris
Years in Operation: 2 years
Start Year: 1859
End Year: 1860
Decades: 1850-1859,1860-1869
Period of Operation: 1859 to 1860
Town: Houston
Company Town: 2
Peak Town Size: Unknown
Mill Pond:
Type of Mill: Iron machinery: engines, sawmill, and other articles. No lumber was produced.
Sawmill Pine Sawmill Hardwood Sawmill Cypress Sawmill
Planer Planer Only Shingle Paper
Plywood Cotton Grist Unknown
Power Source: Steam
Horse Mule Oxen Water
Water Overshot Water Turbine Diesel Unknown
Pit Steam Steam Circular Steam Band
Gas Electricity Other
Maximum Capacity: 
Capacity Comments: Unknown
Rough Lumber Planed Lumber Crossties Timbers
Lathe Ceiling Unknown Beading
Flooring Paper Plywood Particle Board
Treated Other
Equipment: Sawmill
Company Tram:
Associated Railroads: Unknown
Historicial Development: The Products of Industry Schedule in 1860 for Harris County lists A. M. Gowen, of Houston, and the Iron Foundry & Machinery Company as having employed thirty males and produced ten 18-horsepower engines worth $20,000, twelve circular sawmills worth $5,400, and other articles worth $30,000.
Research Date: MCJ 05-06-96
Prepared By: M Johnson