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Chimney Park

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A remnant of an early sawmill operation in Pensacola owned by Henry Hyer, an old chimney stands on Scenic Highway at Langley Avenue. The Hyer-Knowles Planing Mill prepared lumber for building and was one of the few steam-powered sawmills in the area.

When the Union Army evacuated Pensacola late in the Civil War, an order was given for the sawmills to be razed and burned. Only the chimney survived at this location.

Through efforts of the Scenic Highway Foundation, Historic Pensacola Preservation Board, organization and individuals, Chimney Park has been preserved and is listed on the National Register of Historic Places by the United States Department of the Interior. Today the park features the remnants of the chimney, benches, a historical marker, and parking.

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