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Research: Sawmill Database

Alpha-Numeric Key: JE-62
Corporate Name: Southern Land & Lumber Company
Local Name:
Owner Name: Southern Land & Lumber Company
Location: Hollywood and 4th Streets
County: Jefferson
Years in Operation: 4 years
Start Year: 1927
End Year: 1930
Decades: 1920-1929,1930-1939
Period of Operation: At least 1927 to 1930s
Town: Beaumont
Company Town: 1
Peak Town Size: 65,000 in 1928; 57732 in 1934
Mill Pond:
Type of Mill: Hardwoods, shortleaf and longleaf yellow pine 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: 50000: 1927
Capacity Comments: 50,000 feet daily (1927); 30,000 feet in 1928
Rough Lumber Planed Lumber Crossties Timbers
Lathe Ceiling Unknown Beading
Flooring Paper Plywood Particle Board
Treated Other
Equipment: Band sawmill with planing mill, edgers, trimmers, and dry kilns.
Company Tram:
Associated Railroads: 1928: Texas & New Orleans, Santa Fe, Kansas City Southern, Beaumont, St Louis & Southwestern, Texas & New Orleans
Historicial Development: This operation employed 100 workers in 1927. It was not listed in the 1934 edition of the Lumbermen's Credit Rating Book, October 1934.
Research Date: JKG 8-23-93, MCJ 03-12-96
Prepared By: J. Gerland, M. Johnson