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Also called ?Rowan Oak?, the William Faulkner House is located in Oxford, Mississippi. It was built in the 1840s in the Greek Revival style. The popular author bought the house in the 1930s and renovated most of the property on his own. The property features a 29-acre wooded area, called Bailey?s Woods. It also has 4 acre worth of landscaped land.

Sold to the University of Mississippi in 1972, the William Faulkner House has attracted quite a number of popular visitors. Most of which are writers themselves, including Salman Rushdie, Alice Walker, John Updike, Bei Dao, James Lee Burke, and many others. John Grisham helped fund its recent renovations and the house?s former curators were writers Howard Bahr and Cynthia Shearer just to name a few.

The William Faulkner House was declared as a National Historic Landmark in 1968.
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