Location Information
(for the "Ammadelle")
Name:"Ammadelle" [Thomas Peques House]
Address:637 Lamar Boulevard, North
City/County:Oxford, Lafayette County
Architectural Information
Construction Date:1859-61
Architectural Styles(s):Italianate
No. of Stories:2
Registration Information
NHL Listing Date:30 May 1974
NR Listing Date:30 May 1974
NR District Name:North Lamar
NR Status:Contributing, Previously Listed
Element No.:60
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Easement Information
Date Signed:12-14-2000
Easement Type:Conservation
Book/Vol. No.:DB 489, p. 537
Local Designation Information
Local District Name:North Lamar Historic District
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Context/Comments
"Built for Thomas Peagues, Ammadelle was designed by the English architect, Calvert Vaux. The house was begun in 1859, almost completed before the war, and nearly burned in 1864. It can be seen in the 1960 movie Home from the Hill" (see Oxford Walking Tour, p. 4). The asymmetrical fa├žade, irregular floor plan, arched windows with canopies, balconies and balustrades are characteristic of the Italianate style. [HABS: MS-251 (1975)] Apparently the early 20th century architect Bem Price grew up in this house: http://trees.ancestry.com/tree/10618136/person/1028692124 Included in "Buildings of Mississippi" (2020) (pp. 152-153).