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Oxford Historic Preservation Commission

New signs OK’d for church

The Oxford Historic Preservation Commission approved the plans for First Baptist Church’s new signs it plans on putting in more than 20 locations to help church go-ers find their way to parking and church buildings. (April 10, 2013, Page 1A, 2A)

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    Head of HPC resigns

    A reversal of a demolition decision by the Oxford Board of Aldermen last week caused two members of the Oxford Historic Preservation Commission to step down, including the chairman. (April 10, 2013, Page 2A)

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      Tax benefits to be discussed

      A representative from the Mississippi Department of Archives and History will be at tonight’s Oxford Historic Preservation Commission meeting at 5:30 p.m. at City Hall to explain the benefits of owning a home inside a historic district. (April 9, 2013, Page 3)

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        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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