The Saint Louis directory for the years 1854-5 :

Missouri Steam Planing Mill
builders’ warerooms ,
sash, door and blind factory,
mill and lumber yard,
Corner of Walnut and Ninth streets, St. Louis, Mo.

We have erected a large Steam Mill for the purpoe of manufacturing and keeping on hand an assortment of
Doors. Sash, Blinds. Mantels, Base, Shelving for Stores, Palings for Fences, Weather Boarding, Flooring, and
every kind of carpenter work suitable for steamboats and buildings. Boards and planks planed on both sides to
my thickness required. Re-splitting, Re-ping, Scroll and Circular sawing, Ploughing, Relating; also Mouldings
of every variety of Pattern p epared at short notice.

Being practical builders, employing none but experienced workmen, we are prepared to furnish work as low as
any establishment in the West. Our work is all made of seasoned lumber, and warranted equal to that made by
hand. Considering the low rates of freiget carpenters and others about to erect buildings? on tho lines of rail-
road running into St. Louis, or on the Missouri or Mississippi rivers, will find it to their interest to purchase all
their work and lumber from us. We have a printed bil of prices which we will send to persons who may wish
one. All orders will receive prompt attention, Terms, Cash.

Sawyer & McIlvain .