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Research: Sawmill Database

Alpha-Numeric Key: GA-15
Corporate Name: Wm. Lawes
Local Name:
Owner Name: Wm. Lawes [and Wm. Lowes]
Location: Galveston
County: Galveston
Years in Operation: 28 years
Start Year: 1880
End Year: 1907
Decades: 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
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: Sash, door and blind factory and refrigerator factory
Company Tram:
Associated Railroads: Unknown
Historicial Development: Wm. Lawes is listed in a railroad journal of 1880 as having a sash, door, and blind at Galveston. By 1907, the plant was making refrigerators.
Research Date: MCJ 04-15-96
Prepared By: M. Johnson