• Creator
  • Kinsey, Clark
  • Created Date
  • ca. 1920's
  • Description
  • The Westport Lumber Company was formed ca. 1910 in Westport in Clatsop County. The town of Westport was founded in 1856 when a settler named John West established a small water-powered mill at the town site. The Westport Lumber Company based its operations in Westport but its city sales office was in the city of Portland at the NW Bank Building. Myron C. Woodard was the founder and president of the company. Born in Watertown, Wisconsin, he was... more
    The Westport Lumber Company was formed ca. 1910 in Westport in Clatsop County. The town of Westport was founded in 1856 when a settler named John West established a small water-powered mill at the town site. The Westport Lumber Company based its operations in Westport but its city sales office was in the city of Portland at the NW Bank Building. Myron C. Woodard was the founder and president of the company. Born in Watertown, Wisconsin, he was a prominent lumberman who was also the founder and president of the Silver Falls Timber Company in Silverton. Woodard purchased the mill site at Westport in 1910 and began constructing a large electric sawmill for his Westport Lumber Company. In a 1918 ad, it was boasted that "modern houses" were leased to employees with families while single men were "taken care of in a very comfortable hotel, in which steam heat, hot and cold water in each room, shower baths and other modern conveniences have been installed." During World War I, the mill... less
  • Format
  • Photograph
    image
    11 x 14 in.
    Silver gelatin, b/w
    Scanned from a photographic print using a Microtek Scanmaker 1000XL at 100 ppi in grayscale. Resized using Adobe Photoshop 7.0 so that the long dimension was either 768 pixels horizontal or 600 pixels vertical, then saved in JPEG format at quality rating 3. 2012