Location Information
(for the Meek-Duvall House)
Name:Meek-Duvall House
Address:803 University Avenue
City/County:Oxford, Lafayette County
Architectural Information
Construction Date:c.1879
Architectural Styles(s):Italianate
No. of Stories:2
Registration Information
NR District Name:South Lamar (2009)
    NR Status:Contributing
    Element No.:169
Local Designation Information
Local District Name:Depot Historic District
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A wood-frame two-story L-front house with a two-story porch. It has a nicely-detailed Late Victorian Eclectic (Renaissance Revival) frontispiece. "The Meek family bought this house in 1884. In 1896, university student Elma Meek submitted 'Ole Miss' in a contest to name the student yearbook and won. In 1929, Elma rented a portion of her house to William and Estelle Faulkner following their marriage. Among Faulkner's writings here was 'A Rose for Emily' and 'As I Lay Dying'." (see Oxford Walking Tour, p. 27).

It is listed as a contributing element (element #169) in the South Lamar Historic District, which was placed on the National Register on 10 March 2009.

This house is included in "Victorian Houses of Mississippi" (2005) (p. 131).