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Research: Sawmill Database

Alpha-Numeric Key: CP-18
Corporate Name: Pittsburgh Lumber Company
Local Name:
Owner Name: Pittsburgh Lumber Company. J. B. and E. R. Greer. M. M. Denson. J. E. Robinson.
Location: Pittsburgh: Greer Boulevard and Louisiana and Arkansas railroad tracks
County: Camp
Years in Operation: 9 years
Start Year: 1890
End Year: 1898
Decades: 1890-1899
Period of Operation: 1890 to 1898
Town: Pittsburgh
Company Town: 1
Peak Town Size: Unknown
Mill Pond:
Type of Mill: 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: 20000: 1893
Capacity Comments: 20,000 feet daily in 1893
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: Louisiana & Arkansas
Historicial Development: Pittsburg Lumber Company was active in 1890: it bought pine timber from the Cooper and Lee families located in Camp County, as well as a block of land fronting on Jefferson and Marshall streets for $1900 in 1898 to Greer Bros. It was cutting 20,000 feet daily in 1893. Like many other lumber companies this one financed mortgages for smaller lumber plants. In 1894 Pittsburg Lumber Company gave a deed of trust to S. G. Dean & Co. on the latter's drug store, a sawmill, commissary, and Dean's home. The total price was $23,3000. The drug store was located on Jefferson Street and the sawmill plant adjacent to the Cotton Belt. W. N. Jones and K. E. Smith of Jones and Smith Lumber Company also mortgaged their sawmill plant located about eight miles east from Pittsburg to Pittsburg Lumber Company. The practice of financing mortgages allowed the larger company to contract the smaller sawmill's cut at a lesser price; in case of default, the larger company could either run the plant or sell it.
Research Date: MCJ 03-04-96
Prepared By: M Johnson