Imperial Sugar

The city of Sugar Land now occupies the site that was once the Oakland Plantation. It was here that in 1843 Samuel May Williams installed a commercial sugar-grinding mill on his land, leading to a rapid shift from cotton to sugar cane as the area’s dominant crop. In 1905 the area’s sugar plantations were acquired by the Kempner family, who dubbed their company the Imperial Sugar Company. Though sugar has not been refined at the original plant since 2003, the company’s headquarters remains in Sugar Land, making it the oldest extant business in Texas.

Home movie of a rare snowfall in Sugar Land and an Imp...
Short industrial film showing the process of packing s...
Home movie capturing the 1952 dedication ceremony for...
Compilation of news segments reporting on Holly Sugar'...
Historian and former KPRC newsman Ray Miller reviews t...
A crowd gathers to hear Imperial Sugar president Willi...
Industrial film about the Imperial Sugar Company in Su...
Industrial film about the Imperial Sugar Company, incl...