I am Tom Freeland, a lawyer in Oxford, Mississippi. The picture in the header is my law office. I'm on Twitter as NMissC

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Did the Square Have Two Way Traffic, Part 3: Some Dates of Changes on the Square, from parking meters to parking islands

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 […]

Did the Square have 2 way traffic, part one: The end of The Sound and the Fury Says Yes

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 […]

Oxford Square security cameras are watching you

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 […]

If this can happen, what is a historic preservation committee about?

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 […]