Location Information
(for the McElroy-Hoye House)
Name:McElroy-Hoye House
Address:Church Street, East
City/County:Newton, Newton County
Architectural Information
Construction Date:c.1871
Architectural Styles(s):Italianate
Registration Information
NR Listing Date:14 May 2019
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Mississippi Landmark Information
Designated:04-13-2006
Recorded:04-28-2006
Book/Vol. No.:V. 307, p. 424
Context/Comments
Said to have been originally constructed about 1861 and remodeled in 1871; but from the physical evidence it appears more likely to have been constructed in 1871. Further remodeled around 1920 (probably after Mrs. McElroy died in 1926), at which time the gallery was rebuilt with brick piers and parapet. Owned by the McElroy family from 1871 to 1926, then by the Hoye family until 1972, when it was acquired by First Baptist Church. Early in 2002, the church announced plans to remove the house, and a local effort arose to have it moved (across the street) and preserved as a museum. The house was visited by Richard Cawthon, Jennifer Baughn, and Todd Sanders on 16 August 2004.