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1977, A. Hays Town. 3981 Dogwood Dr.

The houses A. Hays Town designed in Eastover show the variety he achieved by combining vernacular southern forms, classical details from different stylistic periods, and modern conveniences. Like the Puckett House, most of Town’s residences from the 1970s feature deep porches, salvaged materials such as brick and woodwork, integrated garages, flowing floor plans, and rear wings embracing courtyards. Built for the owner of Puckett Machinery Company, this one-and-a-half-story raised cottage with a broken-slope hipped roof features a Doric gallery and a fan-lit entrance; the house also incorporates idiosyncratic details such as a beamed porch ceiling and shaped exposed rafters.

Across the street at 3974 Dogwood, Town’s long, low Walker House (1980) with its extensive gallery and round fanlight may be based on The Gardens in Natchez, while the one-and-a-half-story raised Creole form of the Kane Ditto House (1983; 3972 Stuart Place), with its hipped and dormered roof, resembles early Louisiana plantation houses.

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, "BEN AND DOROTHY PUCKETT HOUSE", [Jackson, 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, 268-268.

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