Collins Lumber Corporation

Documenting Change: Industry and Business in Troy and Rensselaer County, NY

Records, 1989-

Historical Note: Collins Lumber Corporation was founded in 1888. For many years it operated as Charles Collins & Sons. In addition to selling lumber and hardware, the firm has a long history of manufacturing custom mill work pieces for construction and in recent years has played an important role in the renovation of Troy’s historic architectural heritage. Collins Truss Systems, Inc. is a subsidiary firm.

Scope and Content: A disastrous fire in 1989 destroyed the first century of Collins’ lumber’s business records. Current records maintained are chiefly accounting records, sales records, and payroll records.

Location: Collins Lumber, 2742 Sixth Ave., Troy, NY 12180. For access, contact the company.