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Research: Sawmill Database

Alpha-Numeric Key: HR-83
Corporate Name: Houston Planing Mill
Local Name:
Owner Name: Houston Planing Mill
Location: Houston
County: Harris
Years in Operation: 7 years
Start Year: 1928
End Year: 1934
Decades: 1920-1929,1930-1939
Period of Operation: 1928 to 1934
Town: Houston
Company Town: 0
Peak Town Size: 46,639 in 1905; 269,000 in 1928.
Mill Pond:
Type of Mill: Dressed lumber
Sawmill Pine Sawmill Hardwood Sawmill Cypress Sawmill
Planer Planer Only Shingle Paper
Plywood Cotton Grist Unknown
Power Source: Unknown
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
Company Tram:
Associated Railroads: Originally, Houston East & West Texas. Later, many railroads.
Historicial Development: Houston Planing mill was listed in 1928 as having a planing mill at Houston.
Research Date: MCJ 05-06-96
Prepared By: M. Johnson