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Lakewood is a neighborhood in North Little Rock, Arkansas.

The Old Mill

Lakewood is notable as the location of the Old Mill (Pugh's Old Mill), a replica water-powered grist mill in T. R. Pugh Memorial Park, named for early settler Thomas Robert Pugh. The mill is famous for its appearance in the opening shot of the 1939 movie Gone With the Wind. The mill was commissioned in 1933 by North Little Rock developer Justin Matthews, and is intended as an homage to all the dilapidated mills in the state and not any particular preexisting mill. The individual pieces of concrete that form the milling machinery and six adjacent bridges were manufactured by Mexico City sculptor Dionico Rodriguez. The mill itself was designed by Frank Carmean, and is located on an artificial pond between Lake Number Three and Lake Number Two.


External links


  • Patsy Pittman Light, Capturing Nature: The Cement Sculpture of Dionicio Rodgriguez (College Station: Texas A&M University Press, 2008), 76-83.
  • Bill Worthen, "Artist's Old Mill in North Little Rock Grist for Book," Arkansas Democrat-Gazette, July 27, 2008.