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William Faulkner House

  • Also Known As: Rowan Oak

  • Address: Old Taylor Rd
  • Travel Genus: Sight
  • Sight Category: Building

Rowan Oak is a two-story frame, clapboard building with Greek Revival detailing constructed c 1840 by Colonel Robert Shegog. Between 1930 and 1962, it was the home of William Faulkner, one of the giants of American literature. It was here that Faulkner composed most of the novels and short stories on which his literary reputation rests. - NPS

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Timeline

Y/M/D Person Association Description Composition Food Event
Y/M/D Person Association Description Composition Food Event
Shegog,Col. Robert Architect
1840/00/00
1930/00/00 William Faulkner Home William Faulkner buys a house to find a peaceful place to write. Rowan Oak is Faulkner's home form 1930-1962.
1930/00/00
1950/11/00 William Faulkner Author William Faulkner writes his first draft of his Nobel Prize acceptance speech in Oxford, Miss
1962/00/00

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Particulars for William Faulkner House:
Historic Use Agricultural outbuildings
Sight Category Building
Architectural Style Greek Revival
Area of Significance Literature
Level of Significance National
Criteria Person
Historic Use Secondary structure
Historic Use Single dwelling
Owner State



US National Registry of Historic Places Data »

Accurate at time of registration: 23rd May 1968

PLACE DETAILS
Registry Name: Faulkner, William, House
Registry Address: Old Taylor Rd.
Registry Number: 68000028
Resource Type: Building
Owner: State
Architect: Shegog,Col. Robert
Architectural Style: Greek revival
Area in Acres: 31
Contributing Buildings: 5
Contributing Structures: 1
Other Certification: Designated National Landmark, National Landmark boundary approved
Certification: Listed in the National Register
Nominator Name: National Historic Landmark
CULTURAL DETAILS
Level of Significance: National
Area of Significance: Literature
Applicable Criteria: Person
Criteria Consideration: Significance of less than fifty years
Period of Significance: 1950-1974, 1925-1949
Significant Year: c 1840, 1930, 1962
Associated People: Faulkner,William
Historic Function: Domestic, Agriculture, subsistence
Historic Sub-Function: Single dwelling, Agricultural outbuildings, Secondary structure
Current Function: Education, Recreation and Culture
Current Sub-Function: Museum College

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