[Southern Pine Lumber Company Sawmill No. 1]

Description:

Photograph of the Southern Pine Lumber Company sawmill number 1, burner, mill pond, and fuel house. This view is from atop the water tower. Also known as "mill 1," it cut yellow pine. Construction for this mill began on March 1, 1903, and the mill became operational on June 12 of the same year. The mill was powered by a 500 horse powered Filer & Stowell 24x40 inch Corliss steam engine. American Lumberman reports that in 1907 the mill had a daily capacity of 240,000 board feet of lumber and 65,000 feet of lath. It replaced the original mill that was built in 1894. This mill was destroyed by fire on January 7, 1968 and replaced with a modern sawmill by September of that year.

Creator(s):
Location(s): United States - Texas - Angelina County - Diboll
Creation Date: 1907
Partner(s):
The History Center
Collection(s):
American Lumberman: Photographs of Southern Pine Lumber Company
Usage:
Total Uses: 49
Past 30 days: 2
Yesterday: 0
Creator (Photographer):
Creator (Photographer):
J. D. Cress

J. D. Cress was an American Lumberman photographer.

Date(s):
  • Creation: 1907
Coverage:
Place
United States - Texas - Angelina County - Diboll
Era
New South, Populism, Progressivism, and the Great Depression, 1877-1939
Date
1907  
Description:

Photograph of the Southern Pine Lumber Company sawmill number 1, burner, mill pond, and fuel house. This view is from atop the water tower. Also known as "mill 1," it cut yellow pine. Construction for this mill began on March 1, 1903, and the mill became operational on June 12 of the same year. The mill was powered by a 500 horse powered Filer & Stowell 24x40 inch Corliss steam engine. American Lumberman reports that in 1907 the mill had a daily capacity of 240,000 board feet of lumber and 65,000 feet of lath. It replaced the original mill that was built in 1894. This mill was destroyed by fire on January 7, 1968 and replaced with a modern sawmill by September of that year.

Physical Description:

1 photograph : gelatin silver, b&w ; 15.4 x 20.1 cm.

Language(s):
Subject(s):
Keyword(s): lumber companies | mill ponds
Partner:
The History Center
Collection:
American Lumberman: Photographs of Southern Pine Lumber Company
Identifier:
  • LOCAL-CONT-NO: 0070_american-lumberman-sp202-1907
  • ARK: ark:/67531/metapth204276
  • ARK: ark:/67531/metapth204276
Resource Type: Photograph
Format: Image