T. R. Pugh Memorial Park

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T. R. Pugh Memorial Park
North Little Rock mill.JPG
The Old Mill
T. R. Pugh Memorial Park is located in Arkansas
T. R. Pugh Memorial Park
T. R. Pugh Memorial Park is located in the United States
T. R. Pugh Memorial Park
Location3800 Lakeshore Dr.,
Near the junction of Fairway Ave. and Lakeshore Dr.,
North Little Rock, Arkansas
Coordinates34°47′30″N 92°14′57″W / 34.79167°N 92.24917°W / 34.79167; -92.24917Coordinates: 34°47′30″N 92°14′57″W / 34.79167°N 92.24917°W / 34.79167; -92.24917
Areanearly one acre
Built1931 (1931)
Built byJustin Matthews
ArchitectFrank Carmean & Dionicio Rodriguez
NRHP reference #86003585[1]
Added to NRHP1986

T. R. Pugh Memorial Park (or The Old Mill) is a re-creation of an 1880s era water-powered grist mill located in North Little Rock, Arkansas. It was used in the opening scenes of the movie classic Gone With The Wind. In 2010, the site was listed on the National Register of Historic Places.

The park was built in 1933 by Justin Matthews and named in honor of Thomas R. Pugh, of Portland, Arkansas, who was a close friend and benefactor of Matthews. The architect for the park and the mill was Frank Carmean with artist Dionicio Rodriguez serving as sculptor of the concrete work to simulate wooden, iron, and steel structures.[2]

In present day, due to its picturesque views, the Old Mill serves as the backdrop for weddings and portrait photography.[3]

In 2008, the roof was set on fire, but no permanent damage resulted.[4]

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  1. ^ National Park Service (2010-07-09). "National Register Information System". National Register of Historic Places. National Park Service.
  2. ^ "The Old Mill". City of North Little Rock. Archived from the original on 27 May 2010. Retrieved 4 November 2012.
  3. ^ "Roundtop Station". McLaren, Christie. Arkansas Historic Preservation Program. Archived from the original on 17 January 2013. Retrieved 18 August 2012.
  4. ^ "Old Mill Fire Causes Little Damage". Littlerock.about.com. Retrieved 2013-01-09.