Inn owner hopes interest in Johnson commercial developments helps sell property

Posted: March 31, 2016 at 1:11 a.m.

Real estate signs and new development are visible near the Inn at the Mill in Johnson on Wednesday along Johnson Mill Boulevard east of Interstate 49.

Miles James hopes the increasing commercial development activity helps him sell a historic piece of Johnson real estate.

Mill history

• The Johnson Mill was registered as a tax-paying business in 1835.

• The mill and the Johnson House across from the inn and not part of the hotel property, were placed on the National Register of Historic Places in 1976. The Johnson House is owned by Mountainback LLC and is available for nightly and weekly rental.

• The mill was partially burned by retreating Confederate soldiers after the battle of Pea Ridge in 1862 and was rebuilt in 1867.

• Jim Lambeth became the mill’s third owner when he bought it in 1990. He moved his architecture business to the property and opened the Inn at the Mill in 1992.

• Chef Miles James, Lambeth’s son-in-law, got involved in the project in 1994 when James at the Mill opened.

Source: Staff report

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