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Crowell Lumber Mill, U.S. Highway 165, Longleaf, Rapides Parish, LA

Crowell Lumber Mill, U.S. Highway 165, Longleaf, Rapides Parish, LA

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For additional documentation, see also HALS LA-10 (Crowell Sawmill Historic District)
1992 Charles E. Peterson Prize, Honorable Mention
Significance: This building is highly significant. The sturdy design of this building is uniquely adapted to the milling process and mill machinery employed at Longleaf. In addition to supporting the massive machinery, the timber framework was able to absorb the constant shocks and vibration of the operating mill. It is imperative that the building be restored and maintained. Constructed in 1892. Building was remodeled around 1910, and again in 1956 or 1957. The mill was powered by steam until electric motors were installed during remodeling in the 1950s. The band mill on the west side of the mill was also installed at this time to replace a circular saw.
Unprocessed Field note material exists for this structure: FN-133
Unprocessed Field note material exists for this structure: N148
Survey number: HABS LA-1233
Building/structure dates: 1892 Initial Construction
Building/structure dates: 1910 Subsequent Work
Building/structure dates: 1956 Subsequent Work
National Register of Historic Places NRIS Number: 93000036



Historic American Buildings Survey, creator
University of Southwestern Louisiana, School of Art & Architecture, sponsor
Branch, Dan, project manager
Becnel, Steven
Herring, Britt
Siew, Chee
Boudreaux, Brian
Bourque, Lisa
Chien, Yang-Chen
Friedman, Dan
Frey, Jason
Girouard, Greg
Jagneauz, Nathan
Keller, Michael
Linahan, John
Lucia, Paul
Romero, John
Theriot, Kerwin
Trahan, Cheri
Viator, Sherrie
Wild, Dean
Yazdi, Roxanne
Louisiana State Historic Preservation Office, sponsor
Bedinger, C R, transmitter
Kasparek, Kate, transmitter
Campbell, John, delineator
Connor, Mark, delineator
Qian, Wang, delineator
Wright, Steve, delineator
Baba, Mohd Noor, delineator




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