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Research: Sawmill Database

Alpha-Numeric Key: CK-405
Corporate Name: Wallace Furniture Company
Local Name:
Owner Name: Wallace Furniture Company. Robert Floyd Wallace.
Location: Alto
County: Cherokee
Years in Operation: 31 years
Start Year: 1931
End Year: 1961
Decades: 1930-1939,1940-1949,1950-1959,1960-1969
Period of Operation: 1931 to 1961
Town: Alto
Company Town: 2
Peak Town Size: Unknown
Mill Pond:
Type of Mill: Furniture
Sawmill Pine Sawmill Hardwood Sawmill Cypress Sawmill
Planer Planer Only Shingle Paper
Plywood Cotton Grist Unknown
Power Source: Probably steam and electric
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 planers, furniture factory
Company Tram:
Associated Railroads: Unknown
Historicial Development: Wallace Furniture Company of Alto began as a farm shop run by Robert F. Wallace at Lynches Chapel. It moved into Alto, where it expanded into a furniture manufacturing company. He made school desks, chairs, cabinets, cedar chests, bedsteads, suites of furniture, and other sundries. He stated, “his customers were his only advertisements.”
Research Date: MCJ 01-31-96
Prepared By: M. Johnson