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Research: Sawmill Database

Alpha-Numeric Key: HR-19
Corporate Name: Brown Brothers Lumber Company
Local Name:
Owner Name: Brown Brothers Lumber Company with Orris, Stokes, Clyde, and Curtis W. Brown.
Location: Houston
County: Harris
Years in Operation: 10 years
Start Year: 1921
End Year: 1930
Decades: 1920-1929,1930-1939
Period of Operation: About 1921 to 1930
Town: Houston
Company Town: 2
Peak Town Size: Unknown
Mill Pond:
Type of Mill: Mill work, including screens and circular stairwells
Sawmill Pine Sawmill Hardwood Sawmill Cypress Sawmill
Planer Planer Only Shingle Paper
Plywood Cotton Grist Unknown
Power Source: Electric and 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: Planing mill with scroll saws, etc.
Company Tram:
Associated Railroads: Unknown
Historicial Development: According to Doris M. Mills, a Brown family descendent, the Brown Brothers operated a millwork plant in Houston during the 1930s. The Great Depression ended the business there, and the family moved to Sheldon where they operated a sawmill until 1945.
Research Date: MCJ 05-06-96
Prepared By: M. Johnson