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Research: Sawmill Database

Alpha-Numeric Key: HR-11
Corporate Name: Bayer Lumber Company
Local Name:
Owner Name: Bayer Lumber Company
Location: Spring
County: Harris
Years in Operation: 4 years
Start Year: 1954
End Year: 1957
Decades: 1950-1959
Period of Operation: 1950s
Town: Spring
Company Town: 2
Peak Town Size: Unknown
Mill Pond:
Type of Mill: Pine and hardwood lumber
Sawmill Pine Sawmill Hardwood Sawmill Cypress Sawmill
Planer Planer Only Shingle Paper
Plywood Cotton Grist Unknown
Other
Power Source: Probably 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
Produced:
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 Gulf Coast Lumberman reported that a fire ravaged the sawmill facility of the Bayer Lumber Company at Spring on June 14, 1954. The loss was estimated at $150,000. The facility probably was rebuilt, for it was listed in the 1957 edition of the Directory of Wood-Using and Related Industries in East Texas.
Research Date: MCJ 05-06-96
Prepared By: M. Johnson