These are pulled from the minutes of the Board of Aldermen of the City of Oxford, which are available online and can be searched pdf-by-pdf, which takes a while.
1940 There’s a cryptic entry on the minutes: A motion was made that the City Engineer be “instructed to have removed from the streets, the […]
In the end of The Sound and the Fury, Faulkner describes two-way traffic on the Square. There’s a huge debate occurring on Facebook about whether the Square ever had 2 way traffic. As I noted, if it did not, the ending of The Sound and the Fury makes no sense.
To set this up: Luster, a young […]
The Tupelo Journal writes about the city unveiling the ten cameras around the square. One I’ve posted about in is front of my office; the others are at North Lamar by the First National Bank, at South Lamar at the Square Books, cater-corner across from the Library on Jefferson, and catercorner across from Proud Larrys on […]
The wooden board above, and below, represents a soon-to-be ramp where ironwork used to be.
I take in complete earnestness accessibility issues. At the same time, I am completely serious about historic preservation. I know these two goals can collide at times and something has got to give.
But it would seem to […]