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Research: Sawmill Database

Alpha-Numeric Key: WK-52
Corporate Name: Hall Lumber Company
Local Name:
Owner Name: Hall Lumber Company
Location: New Waverly with offices at Huntsville
County: Walker
Years in Operation: 9 years
Start Year: 1926
End Year: 1934
Decades: 1920-1929,1930-1939
Period of Operation: 1926 to 1934
Town: New Waverly
Company Town: 2
Peak Town Size: 2,495 in 1905; 9000 in 1928; 5028 in 1934
Mill Pond:
Type of Mill: Rough and finished shortleaf yellow pine and sycamore
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: 12000: 1928
Capacity Comments: 12,000 feet daily
Rough Lumber Planed Lumber Crossties Timbers
Lathe Ceiling Unknown Beading
Flooring Paper Plywood Particle Board
Treated Other
Equipment: Circular sawmill, planing mill, trimmers, edgers, dry kilns
Company Tram:
Associated Railroads: International & Great Northern
Historicial Development: The earliest record of Hall Lumber Company has been found in the Walker County registers. In September, 1926, Hall Lumber mortgaged some of its sawmill property, located “300 yards south of the International & Great Northern depot in New Waverly on 10 acres leased from W. T. Slott for a sawmill site.” Hall Lumber Company was listed by trade publications as a manufacturer of shortleaf yellow pine and sycamore located at Huntsville during the 1920s and 1930s. It had a daily cutting capacity of about 12,000 feet. The company offices were probably at Huntsville while the mill operated at New Waverly.
Research Date: MCJ 03-31-96
Prepared By: M. Johnson