Oxford board considers taking historic home

OXFORD – Officials will consider whether the city should accept possession of Cedar Oaks, an antebellum home saved from Union troops twice and a century later from developers.
“Dedicated women have preserved this for 46 years,” said Sandy Farnsworth, president of the coalition of women’s clubs that currently own the house in the northeast corner of the city. “It’s depleted our energy reserves as well as our financial reserves.”
In the past two years the house had expensive roof and structural repairs, a bee infestation and heating problems.
A precedent for such a move was the transfer from the Oxford-Lafayette County Heritage Foundation of statesman L.Q.C. Lamar’s house, which is now a museum.

NEMS Daily Journal