Lucius Q. C. Lamar House

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Lucius Q. C. Lamar House
L. Q. C. Lamar House, 616 North Fourteenth Street, Oxford (Lafayette County, Mississippi) - (cropped).jpg
Lucius Q. C. Lamar House in 1975
Lucius Q. C. Lamar House is located in Mississippi
Lucius Q. C. Lamar House
Location 616 North 14th Street, Oxford, Mississippi
Coordinates 34°22′19.86″N 89°30′55.01″W / 34.3721833°N 89.5152806°W / 34.3721833; -89.5152806Coordinates: 34°22′19.86″N 89°30′55.01″W / 34.3721833°N 89.5152806°W / 34.3721833; -89.5152806
Built 1869
Governing body Private
NRHP Reference # 75001048
Significant dates
Added to NRHP May 15, 1975[1]
Designated NHL May 15, 1975[2]

The Lucius Quintus Cincinnatus Lamar House, also known as Lucius Q. C. Lamar House is a site significant for its association with Lucius Quintus Cincinnatus Lamar (II), who lived there while a Congressman and U.S. cabinet member. Lamar was active in U.S. national politics but resigned from Congress in January 1861 and wrote the Mississippi Secession Ordinance. He served in the Civil War as a cavalry officer.[3]

Lamar became a Congressman again in 1872 and later became Secretary of the Interior and then a justice on the Supreme Court. He opposed civil rights legislation, promoted industrial progress, and "symbolized the South's regained political respectability".[3]

The house is believed to have been built by one Alfred Barger between 1857 and 1862. Lamar used it from 1868 to 1888. It is hip-roofed and is "graced on the exterior with green louvered shutters, the structure remains in excellent condition and has undergone few significant alterations. It is the only known extant Lamar dwelling."[3]:3

The house was listed on the National Register of Historic Places and further was declared a National Historic Landmark in 1975.[2][1]


  1. ^ a b "National Register Information System". National Register of Historic Places. National Park Service. 2007-01-23. 
  2. ^ a b "Lucius Q. C. Lamar House". National Historic Landmark summary listing. National Park Service. Retrieved 2007-10-13. 
  3. ^ a b c George R. Adams (June 1, 1974). "National Register of Historic Places Inventory-Nomination: Lucius Quintus Cincinnatus Lamar House". National Park Service.  and Accompanying two photos, exterior, from 1974

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