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Faulkner, William, House

Oxford, Mississippi
County of Lafayette.
Old Taylor Road
National Register Number: 68000028
Resource type: Building.
Property type: Domestic - single dwelling. The threat level was Satisfactory in
Congressional District: MS-1 Certified Local Government: NO
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Current use/information: House Museum.

Statement of Significance (as of designation - May 23, 1968):
From 1930 until his death, this two story Greek Revival structure was the residence of William Faulkner (1897-1962). Through stories and novels dealing with the decay and sterility of the old aristocracy, the crassness and amorality of the rising commericial class, the burden of guilt in race relations, the endurance and courage of the downtrodden Negro, and the incompatability of nature and organized society, Faulkner is credited with creating a parable of the Deep South. For his accumulated work, he received the Nobel Prize (1950), as well as the Pulitzer Prize (1955 & 1963).

Rowan Oak underwent a renovation in 2002 to 2004. There were three phases which addressed the issues the property was facing. The major improvements were climate control, security upgrades and improved drainage.

Save America's Treasure, HUD award, and a bond sale from the University of Mississippi.

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