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Oxford Historic Preservation Commission

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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    Preservation tables building demolitions

    The Oxford Historic Preservation Commission tabled two discussions involving the possible demolition of two unrelated buildings. (May 9, 2012, Page 2)

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      City OKs new look for former Walker building

      Renovations to the former Walker building was approved by the Oxford Historic Commission on Tuesday. (March 14, 2012, Page 1)

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        Homewoner granted another month in demolition case

        The Oxford Historic Prservation Commission voted Tuesday to table a decision on whether to impose sanctions on a homeowner for failing to maintain a home on Madison Avenue. (February 15, 2012, Page 2)

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          City approves church building demolition

          The Oxford Board of Aldermen gave representatives of First Baptist Church permission to tear down a dilapidated home on operty the church purchased in 2010. Their actions overturn an earlier decision by the Oxford Historic Preservation Commission to require the church to preserve the structure. (February 8, 2012, Page 1)

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            Historic board turns case over to city

            The first demolition neglect case to turn to the city for enforcement was approved on Tuesday by the Oxford Historic Commission. (June 15, 2011, Page 2)

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              Oxford owes Bill Russell a debt of gratitude

              Columnist and historian Jack Lamar Mayfield talks of his friend, the late Bill Russell. (May 20, 2011, Page 2B)

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                City weighs awards for local preservationists

                Oxford Historic Preservation Commission will continue talks in January about a potential new award to give out to local historic preservationists as well as other community outreach events. (December 15, 2010, Page 1A)

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                  Letters to the Editor

                  Raychel Furr Bartek wrote to give background on the two houses owned by St. John’s Catholic Church that have been in the news lately in reference to a decision about their future. Bartek wrote about her grandparents who owned the properties and how her grandfather was a good friend of William Faulkner and the basis for a recurring character in Faulkner’s work. (August 23, 2010, Page 4A)

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                    Green light for green space

                    St. John the Evangelist Catholic Church has been seeking permission to donate two houses to charity. During an Oxford Board of Alderman meeting, applause broke out from more than 100 people in attendance because an initial denial by the Historic Preservation Commission was overturned. Now the church will be able to move forward with plans to replace the homes with green space. (August 18, 2010, Page 1)

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