Location Information
(for the "Rowan Oak" William Faulkner House)
Name:"Rowan Oak" (William Faulkner House)
Address:719 Garfield Street
City/County:Oxford, Lafayette County
Architectural Information
Construction Date:1844
Architectural Styles(s):Greek Revival
No. of Stories:2
Registration Information
NHL Listing Date:23 May 1968
NR Listing Date:23 May 1968
View National Register Nomination Form
Mississippi Landmark Information
Designated:01-15-1986
Recorded:01-27-1986
Book/Vol. No.:V. 375, p. 508
Context/Comments
A five-bay, wood-frame double-pile house with a tetrastyle monumental portico of square box columns. Built for early settler Robert Sheegog, William Faulkner acquired the house in 1930 and resided there until his death in 1962. The Faulkner family gave the property to the University of Mississippi in 1963, and it has been open to the public ever since. Included in Faulkners, Fortunes, and Flames (pp. 56-61) ) and Mary Carol Miller’s Great Houses of Mississippi (pp. 37-39). Designated a National Historic Landmark (and thereby listed on the National Register) on 23 May 1968. Received HPF grants of $10,000 awarded in 1977 in $17,500 awarded in 1978. Designated a Mississippi Landmark on 15 January 1986. This building was awarded a Save America’s Treasures grant of $300,000 in 2001. [HABS: MS-248 (1975)]