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Research: Sawmill Database

Alpha-Numeric Key: MO-8
Corporate Name: A S Hall Planing Mill
Local Name:
Owner Name: A S Hall Planing Mill
Location: Montgomery
County: Montgomery
Years in Operation: 9 years
Start Year: 1896
End Year: 1904
Decades: 1890-1899,1900-1909
Period of Operation: 1896 to 1904
Town: Montgomery
Company Town: 2
Peak Town Size: Unknown
Mill Pond:
Type of Mill: Finished lumber
Sawmill Pine Sawmill Hardwood Sawmill Cypress Sawmill
Planer Planer Only Shingle Paper
Plywood Cotton Grist Unknown
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: 50000: 1900
Capacity Comments: 50,000 feet daily
Rough Lumber Planed Lumber Crossties Timbers
Lathe Ceiling Unknown Beading
Flooring Paper Plywood Particle Board
Treated Other
Equipment: Planing mill
Company Tram:
Associated Railroads: None until the Gulf, Coast, & Santa Fe reached Montgomery from Navasota in 1884.
Historicial Development: A. S. Hall ran a major planing mill at Montgomery about 1900. The (Galveston) Daily News reported in October 1896 that this “mill is running regularly and receives the cut of half a dozen mills.” A. Asplet, formerly with J. A. Bentley & Co, was managing the mill in 1896.
Research Date: MCJ 03-19-96
Prepared By: M. Johnson