Grierson House in "A Rose for Emily" (Location)

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Grierson House
Type: 
Mansion
Authority : 
Faulkner map
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1205
Y: 
772
Description: 

The Grierson house is "a big, squarish frame house that had once been white, decorated with cupolas and spires and scrolled balconies in the heavily lightsome style of the seventies [i.e. the 1870s], set on what had once been our most select street. But garages and cotton gins had encroached and obliterated even the august names of that neighborhood; only Miss Emily's house was left, lifting its stubborn and coquettish decay above the cotton wagons and gasoline pumps - an eyesore among eyesores" (119).

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Site of Event
Status: 
Continuous
1779

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