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Research: Sawmill Database

Alpha-Numeric Key: HR-113
Corporate Name: Lodwick Lumber Company
Local Name:
Owner Name: Lodwick Lumber Company of Shreveport.
Location: Dyersdale, eleven miles from Houston
County: Harris
Years in Operation: 1 year
Start Year: 1915
End Year: 1915
Decades: 1910-1919
Period of Operation: 1915 until possibly sold to Rex H. Browne
Town: Dyersdale
Company Town: 2
Peak Town Size: Unknown
Mill Pond:
Type of Mill: 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: 
Capacity Comments: Unknown
Rough Lumber Planed Lumber Crossties Timbers
Lathe Ceiling Unknown Beading
Flooring Paper Plywood Particle Board
Treated Other
Equipment: Sawmill
Company Tram:
Associated Railroads: Unknown
Historicial Development: The Gulf Coast Lumberman reported in 1915 that Lodswick Lumber Company started a new mill at Dyersdale. It may have been sold in 1917 to Rex H. Broome. Lodwick Lumber Company had operated sawmills at Lodwick in Marion County and Hicksbaugh in Tyler County.
Research Date: MCJ 05-06-96
Prepared By: M. Johnson