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Weldon Gin Company Historic District

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NRHP Reference #  08000487
Added to NRHP  4 June 2008
Area  7,300 m²
Weldon Gin Company Historic District
Location  NE corner of jct. of Washington St. & AR 17, Weldon, Arkansas
MPS  Cotton and Rice Farm History and Architecture in the Arkansas Delta MPS
Address  406 Washington St, Newport, AR 72112, USA

The Weldon Gin Company Historic District encompasses a historic cotton gin complex in Weldon, Arkansas. With a history dating to 1833, the Weldon Gin Company was long a staple of the local economy. Located in the center of the town at the junction of Weldon and Washington Streets, the company complex includes a main gin building, built in 1939, and four outbuildings. The present mill was built to replace an earlier steam-powered mill after electricity was introduced to the area in the 1930s.

The complex was listed on the National Register of Historic Places in 2008.

References

Weldon Gin Company Historic District Wikipedia


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