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Research: Sawmill Database

Alpha-Numeric Key: HR-85
Corporate Name: Houston Sash & Door Co.
Local Name:
Owner Name: Houston Sash & Door Co.
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: 269,000 in 1928; 292,352 in 1934.
Mill Pond:
Type of Mill: Finished lumber and boxes
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: Planing mill and box factory
Company Tram:
Associated Railroads: Many railroads
Historicial Development: The Houston Sash & Door Co. appeared in the Southern Lumberman's Directory of American Saw Mills and Planing Mills edition of 1928 as operating a planing mill and box factory. By 1933, it was a creditor of Farmers and Merchants Lumber Company , which would eventually become a subsidiary of Angelina County Lumber Company. The Houston company was listed in a 1934 directory.
Research Date: MCJ 05-06-96
Prepared By: M. Johnson