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Oxford Historic Preservation Commission

Madison home to be torn down

The Oxford Board of Aldermen approved Tuesday the demolition of a 1890′s home on Madison Avenue and the plans for the home that will take its place. (April 3, 2013, Page 1, 14)

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    HPC denies Madison house plan

    The Oxford Historic Preservation Commission turned down plans for a new home to replace a dilapidated house on Madison Avenue after most on the board felt the house was too big. (March 13, 2013, Page 1, 14)

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      Demo request denied — again

      The Oxford Historic Preservation Commission denied, for the second time, a request from a landowner to demolish a noncontributing home in the historic preservation district on S. 16th Street. (February 13, 2013, Page 2)

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        Preservation board denies home demolition

        The Oxford Historic Preservation Board denied a request 5 to 3 to demolish a 1940s home on S. 16th Street to allow for better access to the two acres located behind the home. (January 9, 2013, Page 1)

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          Plans for proposed historic district move forward

          The Oxford Historic Preservation Commission is taking steps to move forward with creating another historic district in the area known as Avent Acres. (December 12, 2012, Page 2A)

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            Historic Commission OKs change to demolition law

            After some bouncing back and forth, an addition to Oxford’s Demolition by Neglect ordinance has been approved by both preservation boards. The ordinance will allow the city to make simple, basic repairs to homes located in a historical district to help prevent further decay if the homeowner fails to do so. The cost of repairs will be then charged back to the homeowner in the form of a lien on their property. (October 11, 2012, Page 2)

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              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)

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                Historic Preservation Commission approves demolition of home

                In a 4-2 vote, the Oxford Historic Preservation Commission approved the demolition of a home owned by Murray Avent on North 14th Street. The commission also approved the plans for the new home that will be built in its place. (July 11, 2012, Page 2)

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                  City could repair a home, then bill owner

                  The Oxford Historic Preservation Commission is hoping to make several changes to the city’s demolition ordinances, including one that would allow the city to make Band-Aid-like repairs to a private home and then charge the owner of the property for the cost of repairs. (July 11, 2012, Page 1)

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                    Letters to the Editor

                    Rhea Tannehill writes to thank all of the businesses and individuals who have helped with the development of local recreational facilities, Will Hunt writes about the Downtown Council’s Happy Birthday Oxford Summer Fest dunk tank raising funds for the Barksdale Boys and Girls Club of Oxford, and Basil Richmond writes about the Historic Preservation Commission and how we have to do what is best for our town. (July 5, 2012, Page 4)

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