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Pugh's Mill
Pulaski Co. | Arkansas | USA | 1933
Township: n/a | Watersource: Spring feeding into a lake.



Pugh's Mill
Picture: Tom Anders 11/27/2009

One of the most photographed sites in the State of Arkansas, as well as the country, is the Old Mill in North Little Rock.

Pugh's Mill
Picture: Tom Anders 11/27/2009

The mill was built in 1933, as a replica of an abandoned 1820 era stone mill.

Pugh's Mill
Picture: Lisa Hyde April 2010

Pugh's Mill
Picture: Tom Anders 11/27/2009

The mill appeared in the opening scenes of "Gone With the Wind".

Pugh's Mill
Picture: Tom Anders 11/27/2009

Native Mexico Citian, Dionicio Rodriguez, an Aztec decendent, built all of the elaborate concretes-work railing that look like wood. The water wheel is also concrete.

Pugh's Mill
Picture: Tom Anders 11/27/2009

Inside the open air mill, the millstone frame is actually made of wood.

Pugh's Mill
Picture: Tom Anders 11/27/2009

The sign pretty well describes the mill history.

Pugh's Mill
Picture: Tom Anders 11/27/2009

The mill area from above the park area looking down past the mill and the concrete arch bridge with its concrete, tree-limb-like railings.

Pugh's Mill
Picture: Tom Anders 11/27/2009

Concrete stone arch bridge in a closer view as it spans the spring that flows out in to the dammed up waterway to create Lakewood Lake #2.

Pugh's Mill
Picture: Tom Anders 11/27/2009

Folks crossing the man-made concrete arch bridge crafted by Senor Rodriguez in 1933. The contrete creations have been renovated in the summer of 1991 by Carlos Cortez, Rodriguez's grandson.

Pugh's Mill
Picture: Tom Anders 11/27/2009

One end of the decorative, almost natural-feeling arch across the spring waters.

Pugh's Mill
Picture: Tom Anders 11/27/2009

A general overview from below and across the basin from the replica mill, still quite stunning even at the end of November.

Pugh's Mill
Picture: Tom Anders 11/27/2009

Display sign highlighting the attraction. Frank Carmeanw was the architect for the mill and park, the artist was Senor Dionicio Rodriguez, and the Justin Matthews Company built the comlex.

Pugh's Mill
Picture: Tom Anders 10/2007

The mill structure seen from the seldom viewed, at least in photos, opposite side.

Pugh's Mill
Picture: Tom Anders 11/27/2009

The Old Mill was nationally recognized in 1986 by being placed on the National Register of Historic Places. Admission to The Old Mill is "free", and the hours of operation are from sunrise to sunset.

O come let us adore Him---Christ the Lord. "O Come Let Us Adore Him" by John F. Wade
(From The Nazarene hymnal - Sing to the Lord)
Directions: In North Little Rock, west of Sh 107 and south of McCain Blvd, at Lakeshore Dr and Fairway Blvd in the Lakewood residential area.
 
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