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Research: Sawmill Database

Alpha-Numeric Key: GA-4
Corporate Name: C. F. Hildenbrand & Co.
Local Name:
Owner Name: C. F. Hildenbrand & Co.
Location: Galveston
County: Galveston
Years in Operation: 28 years
Start Year: 1880
End Year: 1907
Decades: 1880-1889,1890-1899,1900-1909
Period of Operation: 1880 to 1907
Town: Galveston
Company Town: 2
Peak Town Size: Unknown
Mill Pond:
Type of Mill: Sash, door, and blind factory, shingle mill, 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: Sash, door, and blind factory and planing mill and shingle mill
Company Tram:
Associated Railroads: Railway and express
Historicial Development: C. F. Hildenbrand is listed in a railroad journal of 1880 as having a sash, door, and blind at Galveston. The C. F. Hildenbrand & Co. sash, door, and blind factory, shingle mill and the planing mill at Galveston in Galveston County were listed in an 1884 railroad directory. The C. F. Hildenbrand firm was listed in a 1907 directory as making sash, door and blind and internal fixtures.
Research Date: MCJ 04-15-96
Prepared By: M. Johnson