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Thursday, July 31, 2014

Jim Pryor

New Square hotel nixed

The Courthouse Square Historic Preservation Commission denied a request for a Certificate of Appropriateness for The Chancellor’s Home hotel on the corner of South Lamar and University Avenue. (November 5, 2013, Page 1, 16)

Black one-room Newell School ‘will never die’

Publisher Emeritus Jesse P. Phillips writes about the Newell School, the last one-room black school house still standing in Lafayette County, and the efforts to restore it and save its story and history. (September 27, 2013, Page 4A)

Museum, multicultural center opens

A dedication ceremony was held Saturday for the new Burns-Belfry Museum & Multicultural Center after more than 10 years of fundraising and planning. (September 23, 2013, Page 1A)

Burns-Belfry – what hopes, dreams can do

The Burns-Belfry Museum & Multicultural Center, formally dedicated Saturday evening, is the product of hopes, dreams – and a lot of hard work. Editor Don Whitten takes a look at Saturday’s event and what the project means to the community. (September 23, 2013, Page 4A)

Restored Burns-Belfry debuts Saturday

The Burns-Belfry Museum and Multicultural Center, just west of the Square on West Jackson Avenue, opens to the public this weekend after an 11-year restoration effort. (September 20, 2013, Page 1B, 2B)

New group to direct historic homes

The Oxford Board of Aldermen approved forming the new Historic Properties Commission — a seven-member board that will oversee the L.Q.C. Lamar House Museum and Cedar Oaks Mansion, during last night’s regular board meeting. Read about it and other business at the Board of Aldermen meeting. (August 7, 2013, Page 1)

City considers Historic Properties Commission

The Oxford Board of Aldermen are considering forming a new commission that would oversee the Oxford-owned historic buildings, taking it out of the hands of Visit Oxford, the city’s tourism department formally known as the Oxford Convention and Visitor’s Bureau. (July 5, 2013, Page 1A, 3A)

Burns-Belfry set to open in June

With funding in place, Phase 3 of the Burns-Belfry Museum and Multicultural Center renovations is about to begin and, after about a decade of planning, fundraiser and construction, the historic church could be open to the public as early as June. (December 6, 2012, Page 1, 12)

Board reviews some preservation laws

The Courthouse Square Preservatoni Commission met Wednesday for a work session to discuss possible changes to preservation ordinances that, if passed by the Oxford Board of Aldermen, would give the city the ability to make minimal repairs to a home in historic districts and put a lien on the property. (August 30, 2012, Page 1, 2)

Request to change law denied

The Courthouse Square Preservation Commission snubbed a request by the Oxford Historical Commission to change the city’s demolition ordinance to make it more restrictive. (June 5, 2012, Page 2)

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