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Research: Sawmill Database

Alpha-Numeric Key: HR-76
Corporate Name: Henry House
Local Name:
Owner Name: Henry House
Location: Houston
County: Harris
Years in Operation: 28 years
Start Year: 1880
End Year: 1907
Decades: 1880-1889
Period of Operation: 1880, 1890 to 1907
Town: Houston
Company Town: 2
Peak Town Size: 44,633 in 1905
Mill Pond:
Type of Mill: Planed 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: 20000: 1906
Capacity Comments: 20,000 feet daily in 1906
Rough Lumber Planed Lumber Crossties Timbers
Lathe Ceiling Unknown Beading
Flooring Paper Plywood Particle Board
Treated Other
Equipment: A planing mill, and a door and box factory
Company Tram:
Associated Railroads: International & Great Northern
Historicial Development: Henry House manufactured planed lumber, doors, and boxes for many years in Houston.
Research Date: JKG 10-13-93, MCJ 05-09-96
Prepared By: M. Johnson, J. Gerland