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Large Greek Revival Home ON University Avenue

Bedrooms 4
Half Baths1
Space 3,678 sq. ft.
Property type house
Minimum Stay 2 nights


About the property

Historic Home In Oxford

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.

More Details

Property Manager
Mark Hartnett
Member since: 2014
Speaks: english
Response time:
Within a few hours
Response rate:
Calendar last updated:
March 13, 2018


University House Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • house
  • Guests provide their own meals
Floor Area:
  • 3678 sq. ft.
House Rules:
  • Check-in: 4:00 PM / Check-out: 11:00 AM
  • Max. occupancy: 8
  • Minimum Age Limit for Renters ...
  • children welcome
  • pets not allowed
  • non smoking only
  • Air Conditioning
  • Clothes Dryer
  • Heating
  • Internet
  • Living Room
  • Parking
  • Washing Machine
  • Kitchen
  • Oven
  • Refrigerator
  • Stove
  • Dining
  • Dining Room
  • seating for 8 people
  • 2 Bathrooms
  • 1 Half Bath
  • Bathroom 1 - toilet , shower
    Bathroom 2 - toilet , shower
    Bathroom 4 - toilet
  • 4 Bedrooms, Sleeps 8
  • Satellite / Cable ...
  • Television
  • Deck / Patio
  • Long-term Renters Welcome
  • churches
  • cinemas
  • festivals
  • library
  • live theater
  • museums
  • playground
  • restaurants
Leisure Activities:
  • antiquing
  • photography
  • shopping
  • sight seeing
  • walking
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • groceries
  • hospital
  • laundromat
  • medical services
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • golf
  • tennis


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Large Greek Revival Home ON University Avenue
average rating of 5.0 based on 3 reviews
Annapolis, MD

Excellent home - great location !

  • 5 of 5

This was our second time staying in this home. The owner met us upon arrival and everything was perfect. Our group enjoyed everything about our stay and best of all we were able to walk to downtown and the Grove.

  • Submitted: Oct 25, 2017
  • Stayed: October 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Incredible place with an ideal location

  • 5 of 5

This was an a great house if you're flying down for a football game. It has a great location and can sleep many comfortably. The property is well kept and the hosts are highly responsive. This place on University Ave is a short walk from everywhere.

  • Submitted: Oct 24, 2017
  • Stayed: October 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Washington, DC

Perfect place for a family to stay for an Ole Miss game

  • 5 of 5

Excellent location for staying in town for an Ole Miss game. Easy 10-15 minute walk on game day to the Grove or Square. Owner was responsive and showed us true southern hospitality. House was perfect for our large family for the weekend.

  • Submitted: Nov 11, 2016
  • Stayed: September 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Nearest Airport
5 Miles
Nearest Golf
5 Miles
Ole Miss Golf Course
Nearest Restaurant
0.5 Miles
Car: not necessary

Easy walking distance to the Square and Grove.


Rates & Availability

Taxes and fees are additional

Additional information about rental rates

Damage Deposit $1,500

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.

Credit Card transactions will be charged an additional 2.5% processing fee.

50% due now; 50% due 30 days prior to check-in.

Manager's Cancellation Policy

  • 50% refund if canceled at least 7 days before arrival date.
  • 100% refund if canceled at least 14 days before arrival date.
  • Service Fee fully refunded on cancellations that qualify for 100% refund.

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