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Hull-Oakes Lumber Company, 23837 Dawson Road, Monroe, Benton County, OR



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Item Title


Location
23837 Dawson Road, Monroe, OR

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Created/Published
Documentation compiled after 1968.

Notes
Survey number HAER OR-89
Unprocessed field note material exists for this structure (N459).
Significance: The Hull-Oakes Lumber Co. is a rare, operating, steam-powered sawmill processing large-diameter Douglas fir trees.

Subjects
Planing Mills
Sawmills


Collection
Historic American Engineering Record (Library of Congress)

Contents
Photograph caption(s): 
1. GENERAL VIEW OF SITE FROM WATER TOWER HILL SOUTH OF COMPLEX. (1992)
2. GENERAL VIEW OF SITE FROM EAST OVER LUMBER YARD.
3. GENERAL VIEW OF SITE FROM WEST. 'A' FRAME AND DEBARKER BUILDING AT LEFT OF IMAGE, WIGWAM BURNER ON RIGHT.
4. GENERAL VIEW OF SITE FROM NORTH WEST.
5. GENERAL VIEW OF MAIN BUILDING FROM NORTH EAST. GREEN CHAIN IS AT LEFT OF MAIN STRUCTURE. CHIP HOPPERS TO RIGHT.
6. VIEW TO EAST FROM TOP OF CHIP HOPPERS. MAIN BUILDING IN MIDDLE GROUND, PLANER AND SHIPPING BUILDINGS IN BACKGROUND.
7. GENERAL VIEW OF PLANER AND SHIPPING COMPLEX FROM EAST END OF MAIN MILL BUILDING. NOTE TIMBER ROLL CASE AND BEAM HOIST IN FOREGROUND.
8. NORTH WALL OF PLANER AND SHIPPING BUILDING.
9. OBLIQUE VIEW OF SHIPPING BUILDING FROM NORTH EAST.
10. GENERAL VIEW FROM SOUTH WEST. CHIPPER AT LEFT, STEAM PLANT AT RIGHT. NOTE STEAM EXHAUSTS IN ROOF; LEFT IS MAIN ENGINE, RIGHT IS CARRIAGE DRIVE ENGINE.
11. GENERAL VIEW FROM SOUTH EAST OF GREEN CHAIN AND EAST END OF MAIN BUILDING TO RIGHT. NOTE PLANER SHAVINGS PIPE TO STEAM PLANT AND SUPPORT THROUGH GREEN CHAIN ROOF.
12. WIGWAM, CLOSE VIEW FROM EAST.
13. GENERAL VIEW OF WIGWAM.
14. A FRAME, LOG DUMP, VIEW FROM EAST.
15. STEAM PLANT, EAST ELEVATION.
16. STEAM PLANT, NORTH WEST ELEVATION.
17. DEBARKER BUILDING, SOUTH EAST ELEVATION.
18. ROOF SUPPORT DETAIL OVER CARRIAGE WAYS AND LOG FEED DECK, WEST END OF MAIN MILL BUILDING. ALSO SEE OR-89-23.
19. MILL OFFICE SOUTH ELEVATION.
20. RALPH HULL'S OFFICE, SOUTH EAST CORNER OF MAIN OFFICE.
21. LOG TURNER WITH STEAM CYLINDER AND LINKAGE. LOG CRADLE SHAFT AND ARM IN UPPER PART OF PHOTOGRAPH.
22. VIEW OF DEBARKER FROM LOG IN-FEED DECK. NOTE ROOF SUPPORT OVER CARRIAGE AND LOG IN-FEED DECK IN UPPER RIGHT. (SEE OR-89-18 AND OR-89-23 FOR RELATED ARCHITECTURAL DETAILS.)
23. VIEW OF STRUCTURAL DETAIL ABOVE LOG DECK AND CARRIAGE WAYS. (SEE OR-89-22 AND OR-89-18 FOR RELATED VIEWS.)
24. CARRIAGE DRIVE, CARRIAGE, HEAD RIG LOOKING WEST FROM INTERIOR OF MAIN BUILDING. NOTE CABLE DRIVE DRUM AND FLY WHEELS OF CARRIAGE DRIVE STEAM ENGINE IN FOREGROUND.
25. HEAD RIG, SOUTH VIEW.
26. EDGER, IN-FEED VIEW FROM WEST.
27. EDGER OUT-FEED VIEW FROM NORTH EAST. NOTE EDGER DRIVE BELT PULLEYS TO RIGHT OF EDGER, DRIVEN BY SHAFT IN LOWER LEVEL.
28. EDGER FROM CATWALK. NOTE FLAT BELT DRIVE PULLEYS ON FAR SIDE OF EDGER AND ROLL CASE LAYOUT.
29. RESAW, EAST VIEW.
30. JUMP ROLLS; RE-SAW RETURN ROLL CASE. RE-SAW IN BACKGROUND CENTER. GREEN CHAIN IN FOREGROUND.
31. VIEW OF RESAW FROM ATTIC. STEPS TO TRIM SAW OPERATOR'S STATION AT LEFT OF PHOTOGRAPH.
32. TRIM SAWS IN BACKGROUND, VIEW FROM SOUTH WEST. NOTE WASTE CONVEYOR IN FOREGROUND, CANT ROLL CASE TO BEAM SAW, THEN ROLL CASE FROM EDGER IN MIDDLE GROUND.
33. INTERIOR VIEW LOOKING WEST IN MAIN BUILDING FROM CANT ROLL CASE IMMEDIATELY WEST OF BEAM SAW. NOTE RE-SAW AT LEFT OF ROLL CASE, TRIM SAW OPERATOR'S STATION JUST TO RIGHT OF ROLL CASE, AND TRIM SAWS AT RIGHT MIDDLE GROUND. HEAD RIG IS IN BACKGROUND DOWN ROLL CASE IN CENTER OF PHOTOGRAPH.
34. BEAM HOIST AND CUT-OFF SAW DETAIL, EAST END OF MAIN BUILDING.
35. BEAM SAW DETAIL FROM EAST.
36. GENERAL VIEW OF EAST END OF MAIN BUILDING, BEAM SAW AT CENTER. NOTE STRADDLE CARRIER AT LEFT OF PHOTOGRAPH.
37. GENERAL VIEW OF GREEN CHAIN FROM SOUTH. TIMBER HOIST IN FOREGROUND.
38. EAST VIEW OF SHIPPING BUILDING. NOTE FORK LIFT LOADING RAIL CAR AT RIGHT OF IMAGE.
39. PLANER IN-FEED, VIEW FROM EAST.
40. PLANER, RIGHT SIDE. (SOUTH).
41. PLANER KNIFE GRINDING SHOP. VIEW EAST FROM DOORWAY.
42. NORTH ELEVATION UPPER WATER TANK, LOCATED IMMEDIATELY SOUTH OF MILL COMPLEX ON HILL ABOVE SITE.
43. FIRE BOX DOORS, LOWER LEVEL OF STEAM PLANT.
44. BOILER. WATER LEVEL SIGHT-GLASS TO RIGHT OF BOILER.
45. STEAM ENGINE, GENERAL VIEW FROM SOUTH WEST.
46. CARRIAGE DRIVE STEAM ENGINE FROM EAST. NOTE CABLE DRIVE AT TOP OF FRAME.
47. STEAM CYLINDER TO LOG CRADLE. (ALSO SEE OR-89-21).
48. AERIAL VIEW OF HULL LUMBER CO., INC. LOOKING EAST TO WEST AND CAPTURING I.P. MILLER LUMBER CO. AT WEST END OF MILL POND. PHOTOGRAPHER: WESTERN WAYS, INC. CORVALLIS, OREGON. DATE: 1949. COURTESY OF RALPH HULL.
49. AERIAL VIEW OF HULL LUMBER CO., INC. LOOKING FROM NORTHWEST TO SOUTHEAST. NOTE OPEN BURNING AREA LOWER RIGHT. PHOTOGRAPHER: WESTERN WAYS, INC. CORVALLIS, OREGON. DATE: 1951. COURTESY OF RALPH HULL.
50. AERIAL VIEW OF HULL-OAKES LUMBER CO. LOOKING FROM NORTHWEST TO SOUTHEAST. NOTE WIGWAM REFUSE BURNER LOWER RIGHT. PHOTOGRAPHER: WESTERN WAYS, INC. CORVALLIS, OREGON. DATE: 1955. COURTESY OF RALPH HULL.
51. AERIAL VIEW OF HULL-OAKES LUMBER CO. LOOKING FROM NORTHWEST TO SOUTHEAST SHOWING COMPLETED BUILDING MODIFICATIONS TO ACCOMMODATE NEW STEAM-ENGINE, BAND SAW AND SAW-FILING ROOM AND RECONSTRUCTION OF BACK END OF MAIN SAWMILL. PHOTOGRAPHER: WESTERN WAYS, INC. CORVALLIS, OREGON. DATE: 1957. COURTESY OF RALPH HULL.
52. A VIEW OF W.J. MILLER SAWMILL, LOOKING WEST TO EAST, AND SHOWING LOCATION OF BOILER HOUSE AND PLANER BUILDING BEFORE PLANER BUILDING AND BOILER HOUSE FOR HULL TO INCORPORATE INTO HIS SAWMILL COMPLETED IN 1939. PHOTOGRAPHER: UNKNOWN. DATE: 1934. COURTESY OF RALPH HULL.
53. VIEW OF THE W.J. MILLER SAWMILL IN DAWSON AFTER FIRE DESTROYED THE MILL 1936. PHOTOGRAPH SHOWS SOME REMAINING STRUCTURES LOOKING EAST TO WEST ON SITE. LOCOMOTIVE WAS USED TO DELIVER LOGS TO I.P. MILLER SAWMILL AT WEST END OF MILL POND. BELOW LARGE BUILDING ARE TWO BAYS WHERE HOG FUEL WAS LOADED ONTO RAILROAD CARS. ON RIGHT SIDE OF LARGE STORAGE AREA. CENTER BUILDING ALONG RAILROAD IS BLACKSMITH SHOP. STRUCTURES WERE LATER TORN DOWN. PHOTOGRAPHER: UNKNOWN. DATE: 1938. COURTESY OF RALPH HULL.
54. CONSTRUCTION OF THE MAIN FLOOR AND SUPPORTS FOR RALPH HULL LUMBER CO. SAWMILL. PHOTOGRAPHER: UNKNOWN. DATE: 1938. COURTESY OF RALPH HULL.
55. VIEW OF STEAM-OPERATED LOG HOIST TO PUT IN COMING LOGS INTO RALPH HULL LUMBER CO. LOG POND. PHOTOGRAPHER: UNKNOWN. DATE: 1942. COURTESY OF RALPH HULL.
56. LOOKING WEST AT CONCRETE TUNNEL DIVERING LOG POND OUTFLOW AWAY FROM SAWMILL SUPPORTS. PHOTOGRAPHER: UNKNOWN. DATE: 1954. COURTESY OF RALPH HULL.
57. RECONSTRUCTION OF BACK END OF HULL-OAKES LUMBER CO. SAWMILL. PHOTOGRAPHER: UNKNOWN. DATE: 1956. COURTESY OF RALPH HULL.
58. LOOKING WEST AT EAST END OF LUMBER-STORAGE SHED AS TWO FORKLIFTS CARRY STACK OF LONGEST TIMBERS CUT BY HULL-OAKES LUMBER CO. PHOTOGRAPHER: UNKNOWN. DATE: 1959. COURTESY OF RALPH HULL.
59. A YOUNG RALPH HULL WITH DOG AND CAT IN FRONT OF FAMILY HOME IN DAWSON. PHOTOGRAPHER: UNKNOWN. DATE: 1939. COURTESY OF RALPH HULL.
GENERAL VIEW OF SITE FROM EAST OVER LUMBER YARD.
GENERAL VIEW OF SITE FROM WEST. AA@ FRAME AND DEBARKER BUILDING AT LEFT OF IMAGE, WIGWAM BURNER ON RIGHT.
GENERAL VIEW OF MAIN BUILDING FROM NORTH EAST. GREEN CHAIN IS AT LEFT OF MAIN STRUCTURE. CHIP HOPPERS TO RIGHT.
SHIPPING BUILDING.
WIGWAM, CLOSE VIEW FROM EAST.
STEAM PLANT.
MAIN MILL BUILDING.
VIEW OF DEBARKER FROM LOG IN-FEED DECK. NOTE ROOF SUPPORT OVER CARRIAGE AND LOG IN-FEED DECK IN UPPER RIGHT. (SEE OR-89-18 AND OR-89-23 FOR RELATED ARCHITECTURAL DETAILS.)
VIEW OF STRUCTURAL DETAIL ABOVE LOG DECK AND CARRIAGE WAYS. (SEE OR-89-22 AND OR-89-18 FOR RELATED VIEWS.)
FIRE BOX DOORS, LOWER LEVEL OF STEAM PLANT.
CARRIAGE DRIVE STEAM ENGINE FROM EAST. NOTE CABLE DRIVE AT TOP OF FRAME.
ELEVATION, OFFICE BUILDING.


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