T.R. Pugh Memorial Park, North Little Rock

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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.
In present day, due to its picturesque views, the Old Mill serves as the backdrop for weddings and portrait photography.
In 2008, the roof was set on fire, but no permanent damage resulted.
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  • Was traveling through Little Rock when one of our group mentioned this place. I was tired of driving and it wasn’t out of the way, so we went. It’s a small place, but oh so peaceful and beautiful...  more »
  • I have been a few times before but took my mom to see it today. In early spring it’s just as magical with everything starting to bloom.  more »
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  • My wife and I got married at the Old Mill 25 years ago and it has been a favorite place to visit each year since. The flowers and landscaping are gorgeous, and the mill structures are well kept and highly photogenic. One of my favorite places in the metro area.
  • Love love the old mill. This was a favorite place my parents took me as a child and now I take my little girl there .. wonderful place

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