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Copyright 2006 -- Collinsville, Oklahoma
Collinsville, Oklahoma
Sept. 26, 2006
Lumber Yard Removal
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A Portion of Historical Structure Was Torn Down Today
The center "barn" portion of the former lumber yard (just east of the tracks on Main Street) was torn down today in hopes of making the property more interesting to potential buyers. The office building and the east most covered shed were all that remained by afternoon Tuesday.
I haven't located the date the lumber yard was built but a 1919 insurance map shows the Lindsly Lumber Yard in the same location. The news stories above indicate O.V. Stevens, C.M. Kimes, I.K. Mitchell, and Vernon Lewis as some of the managers of the lumber yard during those many years. Mr. Lewis had managed the lumber company (for an out-of-state owner) for several years before it closed in 2005. The 1947 news story with "Collinsville" being written on the roof of the lumber yard buildings was from a time when many planes flew low and slow enough to read signs on roofs. -- Ted (9/26/2006)