Built in 1880, the Walton Young House is a registered Mississippi Landmark and a typical middle class home of the Victorian era.  Horace H. Walton, who owned a hardware store on the square, lived here with his wife and three children until his death in 1891.  His wife Lydia began boarding University students upstairs and remarried a country physician widower, Alfred A. Young.  Dr. Young’s son Stark was the most famous resident of the home, becoming a well-known novelist, playwright, and critic.  The University bought the house in 1974 from the First Presbyterian Church (who had used the house as a parsonage since 1925).

University Ave. & 5th Street,
Oxford, MS 38655
(662) 915-7073
To view the house, please contact University Museums