DERIDDER -- Progress is being made on the renovation of an old sawmill home in downtown DeRidder.
The home, built around 1914, will become a timber museum. It was donated to the city by the Maurice Mayes family. The DeRidder Police Department is helping with the construction work.
City officials have said that the home is the last known surviving home built by Hudson River Lumber Company, a subsidiary of Long-bell Lumber Company. It was moved from an area off U.S. 171 to Washington Avenue and now sits near DeRidder City Hall.
Officials say they will place artifacts from the area's long-enduring timber industry in the museum.
The home before renovations began.