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Research: Sawmill Database

Alpha-Numeric Key: HR-81
Corporate Name: Houston Lumber Company
Local Name:
Owner Name: G. H. Carter, T. J. Collins, and W. G. Holsey. Houston Lumber Company with M. Lasken and R. B. Hawley.
Location: Blocks 43 to 45 of the City of Houston, northside of Buffalo Bayou
County: Harris
Years in Operation: 10 years
Start Year: 1880
End Year: 1889
Decades: 1880-1889
Period of Operation: Before 1890
Town: Houston
Company Town: 2
Peak Town Size: Unknown
Mill Pond:
Type of Mill: Rough and finished lumber
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 and planing mill
Company Tram:
Associated Railroads: Unknown
Historicial Development: Houston Lumber Company operated a sawmill and planing mill on Blocks 43 to 45 of the City of Houston prior to 1890. Polk County records note that the sawmill, planing mill, and other equipment excluding the dry kilns and some other machinery, were sold to G. H. Carter, T. J. Collins, and W. G. Holsey for $6,000. The sellers by document authorized buyers to move the equipment to Polk County.
Research Date: JKG 10-13-93, MCJ 05-09-96
Prepared By: M. Johnson, J. Gerland