Research: Sawmill Database

Alpha-Numeric Key: HO-4
Corporate Name: West-Davidson Lumber Company
Local Name:
Owner Name: West-Davidson Lumber Company. J. M. West and Lynch Davidson. Davidson-Ingram Lumber Company. Continental Lumber Company controlled output, then West Lumber Company.
Location: Lovelady: highway 230 and Missouri Pacific tracks
County: Houston
Years in Operation: 3 years
Start Year: 1907
End Year: 1909
Decades: 1900-1909
Period of Operation: 1907 to 1909
Town: Lovelady
Company Town: 2
Peak Town Size: 700 in 1907
Mill Pond:
Type of Mill: 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: 4000: 1907
Capacity Comments: 40,000 feet daily
Rough Lumber Planed Lumber Crossties Timbers
Lathe Ceiling Unknown Beading
Flooring Paper Plywood Particle Board
Treated Other
Equipment: Sawmill
Company Tram:
Associated Railroads: International & Great Northern
Historicial Development: This mill appeared in an advertisement in the January 1907 issue of the Southern Industrial and Lumber Review as a mill of the West-Davison Lumber Company which was closely associated with the Continental Lumber Company. It was originally in the portfolio of the Davidson-Ingram Lumber Company. The plant, according to American Lumberman, was shut down for some time in 1908. By 1909, this company was known as the W. West Lumber Company; both West Lumber and Orange Lumber companies handled the sales for the Lovelady plant.
Research Date: JKG 11-24-93, MCJ 04-10-96
Prepared By: J. Gerland, M. Johnson