Fountainhead (Jackson, Mississippi)

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Fountainhead (Jackson, Mississippi) is located in Mississippi
Fountainhead (Jackson, Mississippi)
Fountainhead (Jackson, Mississippi) is located in the US
Fountainhead (Jackson, Mississippi)
Location 306 Glen Way, Jackson, Mississippi
Coordinates 32°20′9″N 90°10′8″W / 32.33583°N 90.16889°W / 32.33583; -90.16889Coordinates: 32°20′9″N 90°10′8″W / 32.33583°N 90.16889°W / 32.33583; -90.16889
Built 1950-54
Architect Wright,Frank Lloyd
Architectural style Modern Movement, Usonian House
NRHP Reference #


Added to NRHP November 28, 1980

Fountainhead in Jackson, Mississippi, also known as J. Willis Hughes House, is a Usonian house designed by architect Frank Lloyd Wright in 1948.

It was listed on the National Register of Historic Places in 1980.[1]

The house was built during 1950-54 for J. Willis Hughes, who lived in it until January 1980.[2]

Its 1980 NRHP nomination asserted it was the only Frank Lloyd Wright design in Mississippi,[2] but in fact there are three other homes in Mississippi designed by Wright, in Ocean Springs.

Its name is a reference to Ayn Rand's novel, Fountainhead.[2]

The Hughes House has been a private residence since it was originally built and has never been open to the public. It is owned by Jackson architect Robert Parker Adams.


  1. ^ a b National Park Service (2009-03-13). "National Register Information System". National Register of Historic Places. National Park Service. 
  2. ^ a b c d Gregory B. Free (August 1980). "National Register of Historic Places Inventory/Nomination: Fountainhead / J. Willis Hughes House" (PDF). National Park Service. Retrieved October 13, 2016.  with five photos from 1980
  • Storrer, William Allin. The Frank Lloyd Wright Companion. University Of Chicago Press, 2006, ISBN 0-226-77621-2 (S.303)

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