Large Greek Revival Home on University Avenue

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Last updated: 02/03/2016

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  • Internet:Yes
  • Pets considered:No
  • Wheel chair accessible:N/A

Property description

Listed on the National Register of Historic Places and a part of the South Lamar Historic District.

What Oxford resident or visitor doesn't recognize this iconic Greek Revival home prominently located at the intersection of University and South 9th? One-fourth mile to the Square, and one-half mile to the Grove!

One of the oldest homes in the county, this house was begun in 1836-1838, but not finished until after the Civil War. Most of the trees surrounding the home were chopped down by Union soldiers to use for their campfires when Grant camped on the grounds.

Judge James Howry built a small house and law office on this site. After prospering as a planter, he built this Greek Revival house and died here in 1884, having served as a University trustee from 1844-1870. His son Charles lived here next, connecting his father's law office to the house. In 1897, he sold the house to Dr. Wright. Around 1950, Dr. Wright's daughter Anna, who had married Dr. Frank Moody Purser (the pastor of Oxford's First Baptist Church from 1923-1953) took over the house.

The current owner has decided to share this wonderful old home for short-term rentals. The entire home has 7 bedrooms and 4 1/2 bathrooms. Furnishing and some refurbishing of the house is ongoing, so photos are not yet available for all the rooms. It is divided into 3 distinct sections for rentals.

The main house has 4 bedrooms and 2 1/2 baths.It will have king and queen beds to sleep 8 guests. The first floor contains the parlor, dining room, kitchen, half bath with laundry room, library, and a downstairs master with bath. Upstairs you will find three additional bedrooms, a bathroom, a small kitchen, and the upstairs hall sitting area. This is what is included in the pricing given online.

Judge Howry's Law Office has one bedroom with a king bed, a small sitting area, a bath and kitchenette with microwave, mini-fridge, and coffee pot. It has two entrances, one at the front and one toward the back of the house. This is rented separately. Contact us for pricing.

Anna's Annex features two additional bedrooms with double beds, one bath, a small sitting area and a kitchenette with microwave, mini-fridge, and coffee pot. It has its own entrance at the back of the house. This is also rented separately. Contact us for pricing.

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Property Type

  • House
  • 3678 sq. ft.

Accommodation Type

  • Vacation Rental


  • Guests Provide Their Own Meals


  • Long-Term Renters Welcome
  • Minimum Age Limit For Renters:

    Must be 28 and have a valid driver's license....moreless

  • Children Welcome
  • Non Smoking Only
  • Pets Not Allowed

Bedrooms: 4 Bedrooms, Sleeps 8, Beds for 8

Bathrooms: 2 Bathrooms, 1 Half Bathroom


  • Television


  • Churches
  • Cinemas
  • Festivals
  • Library
  • Live Theater
  • Museums
  • Playground
  • Restaurants

Local Services & Businesses

  • ATM/Bank
  • Groceries
  • Hospital
  • Laundromat
  • Medical Services

Leisure Activities

  • Antiquing
  • Photography
  • Shopping
  • Sight Seeing
  • Walking

Sports & Adventure Activities

  • Golf
  • Tennis


  • Dining
  • Dining Room
  • Seating for 8 people


  • Air Conditioning
  • Clothes Dryer
  • Heating
  • Internet
  • Living Room
  • Parking
  • Washing Machine


  • Kitchen
  • Oven
  • Refrigerator
  • Stove


  • Deck / Patio


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Rental basis: Per property
Dates Nightly Weekend Night Weekly Monthly * Event
Oct 27 - Oct 31, 2016
2 night min stay
Georgia Southern
Nov 3 - Nov 7, 2016
2 night min stay
MS State
Nov 24 - Nov 28, 2016
2 night min stay
My Standard Rate
2 night min stay

Additional information about rental rates


  • Refundable Damage Deposit $1,500
  • Tax Rate 9%


Owner requires a rental agreement. Booking is not secured until payment and a copy of rentor's driver's license is received and a fully executed rental agreement is delivered to the rentor.

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The property's calendar has not been updated in over 8 months. You can contact the manager for availability or look for properties with confirmed availability



5 Miles
Nearest Airport
5 Miles
Nearest Golf
Ole Miss Golf Course
0.5 Miles
Nearest Restaurant

Car: Not Necessary

Easy walking distance to the Square and Grove.


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This listing was first published here in 2015.

Date last modified - Friday, October 21, 2016

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Oxford, MS, USA #651986

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