“Bite-Size Bits of Local, National, and Global History”
“Bite-Size Bits of Local, National, and Global History”
Little Rock in Pulaski County, Arkansas — The American South (West South Central)

Tuf-Nut Lofts

Tuf-Nut Lofts Marker image. Click for full size.
By Steve Masler, March 18, 2017
1. Tuf-Nut Lofts Marker
Inscription. This property operated as horse stable in the late 19th century followed by the construction of single family dwellings. The primary user of the property during the 20th century was the Tuf-Nut Garment Manufacturing Company. Founded by James D. Simpson and Vernon L.Jackson. The company made the popular Tuf-Nut jeans, overalls and shirts sold all across the South. The building was built in two phases-the first being a wood frame structure on the corner. The 3-story concrete addition was added later. The building is a classic, early 20th century "warehouse" vernacular structure with vent windows, a precast entrance and parapet detailing. Following the closing of the company in the late 1970's, the building served as a warehouse until 1999, when Moses Tucker Real Estate and Candy Bouquet International acquired it and renovated it into office space and 31 loft apartments. Retail space and 6 more apartments replaced the office in 2011. The building is listed on the National Register of Historic Places.
Erected by Moses Tucker Real Estate.
Location. 34° 44.727′ N, 92° 15.964′ W. Marker is in Little Rock, Arkansas, in Pulaski County. Marker is at the intersection of East 3rd Street and River Market Avenue, on the left
Tuf-Nut Lofts Building image. Click for full size.
By Steve Masler, March 18, 2017
2. Tuf-Nut Lofts Building
when traveling west on East 3rd Street. Touch for map. On Blue Canoe Brewing Brewing Company. Marker is at or near this postal address: 423 East 3rd Street, Little Rock AR 72201, United States of America.
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within walking distance of this marker. Porbeck & Bowman Building (about 700 feet away, measured in a direct line); Concordia Hall and Jewish Life in Little Rock (about 700 feet away); Geyer & Adams Building (about 800 feet away); Augustus Hill Garland (about 800 feet away); One Old Rock (approx. ¼ mile away); A Piece of the Rock, a Piece of History (approx. ¼ mile away); Smaller Rock, Big Bridge (approx. ¼ mile away); Casimir Pulaski (approx. ¼ mile away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Little Rock.
Regarding Tuf-Nut Lofts. 1970s is incorrectly spelled 1970's on the marker and I typed it as it is on the marker
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Credits. This page was last revised on March 21, 2017. This page originally submitted on March 20, 2017, by Steve Masler of Memphis, Tennessee. This page has been viewed 273 times since then. Photos:   1, 2. submitted on March 20, 2017, by Steve Masler of Memphis, Tennessee. • Bill Pfingsten was the editor who published this page.
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