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Identification:

Preferred Structure Name:
Pozo Nuevo Windmill
Structure Number:
HS06D
Other Structure Name(s):
 
Other Structure Name(s)
No records.
Park:
Organ Pipe Cactus National Monument
Historic District:
 
Historic District
1. 
Gray Family Partnership
Structure State:
Arizona
Structure County:
Pima
Region:
Intermountain
Cluster:
Southwest
Administrative Unit:
Organ Pipe Cactus National Monument
LCS ID:
056724
 
Historical Significance:

National Register Status:
Determined Eligible - SHPO
National Register Date:
09/26/1995
National Historic Landmark?:
No
Significance Level:
Local
Short Significance Description:
The Pozo Nuevo Windmill, Organ Pipe NM, was determined eligible for the NR as contributing structure to potential district, local level, for Criteria A, Sonoran Desert Cattle Ranching; & B, assoc'n w/Robert Louis Gray, Sr. Period of significance,1919-1976.
Long Significance Description:
Part of Gray Family Partnership Historic District, and associated with Robert Louis Gray, Sr.,"the quintessential frontier cattleman" of the area.

The Windmill, erected c. 1951-55, is located at one of the fifteen ranches and line camps in the Gray family cattle business which dominated the lands of Organ Pipe National Monument for nearly 60 years. The Grays, Robert Louis, Sr., and sons Robert, Jr., Henry, and Jack, began the trend of buying up water rights, ranches and line camps in 1919. They utilized the open range via a trigger gate to lure their cattle to water in their corrals at round-up time and made do with the materials they had at hand since supplies were hard to come by. Period of significance,1919-1976 .

The Determination of Eligibility for the Pozo Nuevo Windmill was signed by the Arizona State Historic Preservation Officer on September 26, 1995.
 
Construction Period:

Construction Period:
Historic
Chronology:
 
Physical Event
Begin Year
Begin Year AD/BC
End Year
End Year AD/BC
Designer
Designer Occupation
1. 
Built
1951
AD
1955
AD
Gray, Henry
Other
 
Function and Use:

Primary Historic Function:
Irrigation Facility
Primary Current Use:
Abandoned/Unmaintained
Structure Contains Museum Collections?:
No
Other Functions or Uses:
 
Other Function(s) or Use(s)
Historic or Current
1. 
Livestock
Historic
 
Physical Description:

Structure Type:
Building
Square Feet:
49
Material(s):
 
Structural Component(s)
Material(s)
1. 
Superstructure
Metal
2. 
Substructure
Not Applicable
Short Physical Description:
Largely intact windmill on metal frame tower w/ 7' square base, set directly on the ground. Ladder intact. Set inside corral above new well capped w/ concrete. Some of the blades have fallen.