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Research: Sawmill Database

Alpha-Numeric Key: JE-55
Corporate Name: Port Arthur Planing Mill Company
Local Name:
Owner Name: Port Arthur Planing Mill Company
Location: Port Arthur
County: Jefferson
Years in Operation: 20 years
Start Year: 1909
End Year: 1928
Decades: 1900-1909,1910-1919,1920-1929
Period of Operation: 1909 to about 1928
Town: Port Arthur
Company Town: 2
Peak Town Size: 33,000 in 1928
Mill Pond:
Type of Mill: Planed lumber
Sawmill Pine Sawmill Hardwood Sawmill Cypress Sawmill
Planer Planer Only Shingle Paper
Plywood Cotton Grist Unknown
Other
Power Source: Electric
Horse Mule Oxen Water
Water Overshot Water Turbine Diesel Unknown
Pit Steam Steam Circular Steam Band
Gas Electricity Other
Maximum Capacity: 
Capacity Comments: Unknown
Produced:
Rough Lumber Planed Lumber Crossties Timbers
Lathe Ceiling Unknown Beading
Flooring Paper Plywood Particle Board
Treated Other
Equipment: Planing mill
Company Tram:
Associated Railroads: Kansas City Southern; Texas & New Orleans
Historicial Development: According to the Southern Industrial and Lumber Review in June 1909, the plant of the Port Arthur Planing Mill Company was constructed in 1909. Its machinery was electric. The Port Arthur Planing Mill Company was listed as planing lumber at Port Arthur in 1928.
Research Date: MCJ 03-12-96
Prepared By: M Johnson