Location Information
(for the Welty House childhood home of Eudora Welty)
Name:Welty House (childhood home of Eudora Welty)
Address:741 Congress Street, North
City/County:Jackson, Hinds County
Architectural Information
Architectural Styles(s):Queen Anne, Colonial Revival
Registration Information
NR Listing Date:27 Oct 1980
Date Delisted:06 Mar 1986
View National Register Nomination Form
Context/Comments
Constructed in 1908 for Christian Webb Welty, the Welty House is the birthplace and childhood home of author Eudora Welty. The property is architecturally significant as a foursquare with Colonial Revival features, typical of early twentieth-century residential construction in Jackson. It was listed on the National Register in 1980, but was delisted in 1986 because of insensitive alterations (mainly a large shed dormer and deck on the roof).