Location Information
(for the Robert L. Covington House)
Name:Robert L. Covington House
Address:240 Extension Street, South
City/County:Hazlehurst, Copiah County
Architectural Information
Construction Date:1906-07
Architectural Styles(s):Colonial Revival, Neoclassical
No. of Stories:2
Registration Information
NR Listing Date:01 Mar 1984
NR District Name:Hazlehurst
NR Status:Contributing
Element No.:58
MPS:Historic and Architectural Resources of Copiah County, Mississippi
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Local Designation Information
Local District Name:Hazlehurst Heritage District
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Context/Comments
The Robert L. Covington House represents the most extravagant expression of Colonial Revival architecture in Hazlehurst. The house derives its significance from its well-documented construction, its outstanding exterior and interior integrity, and its long history of family ownership. The house was designed by the architectural firm of Barber & Kluttz of Knoxville, TN, and was constructed by the C.C. Hartwell Co. of Brookhaven, MS. Although the original plans and specifications, which have remained in the house, are undated, the owner has documented 1907 as the construction date. The millwork of the dining room and the parlor, which represented the popular French taste of the decade in its finishes and furnishings, is still painted white as specified by the architect. The mahogany of the library and the L-shaped hallway, as well ashte stained pine of the service hallway, survives unpainted. Almost all original lighting devices remain, including the original wall sconces of the library and dining room.

This building is included in "Buildings of Mississippi" (2020) (p. 288-289).