Location Information
(for the Medgar and Myrlie Evers House)
Name:Medgar and Myrlie Evers House
Address:2332 Margaret Walker Alexander Dr.
City/County:Jackson, Hinds County
Architectural Information
Construction Date:1956
No. of Stories:1
Registration Information
NHL Listing Date:16 Feb 2017
NR Listing Date:05 Dec 2000
NR District Name:Medgar Evers
NR Status:Contributing
Element No.:33
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Mississippi Landmark Information
Designated:11-09-1993
Recorded:03-11-1994
Book/Vol. No.:V. 4268, p. 111
Local Designation Information
Local District Name:Medgar Evers Historic District
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Local Landmark Listing Date:03 Jun 1992
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Context/Comments
Medgar Evers was Field Secretary for the NAACP in Mississippi from January 1955 until his assassination on 12 June 1963, in front of this house. The house was acquired by Tougaloo College in February 1993. It was designated a Mississippi landmark, at the request of Tougaloo College, on 9 November 1993. The neighborhood surrounding the house was designated a local historic district, called the Medgar Evers Neighborhood Historic District, in January 1994. The house underwent a thorough restoration in 1995-96 using funds provided by the Mississippi Legislature in House Bill 1502 of 1993. Listed on the National Register on 5 December 2000.
Brief Description
One-story Ranch style house sitting on a conventional brick foundation. The roof structure is
hipped with an aggregate roofing material. The exterior finishes consist of asbestos siding on
all sides with brick and batten board accent walls on the front facade. The front facade
windows are steel, four-light fixed windows with four-light casement windows flanking each
side. The house has a shallow front porch and a one-car side carport supported by four
ornamental metal columns.