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1973–1976, E. Fay Jones. 333 Westover Dr.

Jones creates a long almost brooding facade for this house, a nod to the surrounding flat Delta landscape. The long heavy gable roof with extended eaves to break the withering Delta sun is carried on heavy carved rafters and is interrupted by a massive corbeled brick chimney and a short clerestory. The brick facade is articulated with brick piers, and steps lead to the off-center entrance. The house’s U-shaped plan embraces a rear courtyard. Inside, the floor plan includes flowing public spaces, a sunken living room, a private bedroom wing, and small balconies in most rooms. The twisting, arched limbs of the surrounding live oak trees contrast with the house’s straight geometries and the characteristic architect-designed stickwork mailbox and light fixture at the street. The house was built for newspaper and magazine publisher William S. McNamee and his wife, Nancy.

Writing Credits

Jennifer V.O. Baughn and Michael W. Fazio with Mary Warren Miller


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Jennifer V.O. Baughn and Michael W. Fazio with Mary Warren Miller, "WILLIAM AND NANCY MCNAMEE HOUSE", [Clarksdale, Mississippi], SAH Archipedia, eds. Gabrielle Esperdy and Karen Kingsley, Charlottesville: UVaP, 2012—,

Print Source

Buildings of Mississippi, Jennifer V. O. Baughn and Michael W. Fazio. With Mary Warren Miller. Charlottesville: University of Virginia Press, 2021, 124-124.

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