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by Zack Steen
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The 1125 Taylor Street home of Becky Williams will be featured on this weekend’s Corinth Home & Garden Tour. / Staff photo by Zack Steen
The 1125 Taylor Street home of Becky Williams will be featured on this weekend’s Corinth Home & Garden Tour. / Staff photo by Zack Steen
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The 1125 Taylor Street home of Becky Williams is one of three stops on this weekend’s sixth annual Corinth Home & Garden Tour.

The white brick, two story home with it's iconic yellow front door was built in 1936 by local eye, ear, nose and throat physician Dr. D.W. Hamrick.

Hamrick built the home without help from an architect or home builder.

“Clearly no one who normally built homes, built this one as evidenced by the fact that the main hallway is wider at the west end,” said Williams as she relaxed in her den. “My grandfather, A.K. Weaver, actually helped the doctor with the design of the house.”

Williams’ father, Bedon Burress, rented a room across the street and watched the house being built.

In 2003, Williams’ purchased the house from her mother, Mary Martin Weaver Burress who had owned the home for around 20 years.

“I wanted the house to be more open,” Williams said. “I hired Briar Jones from Starkville and he redesigned many aspects of the house.”

In Briar’s initial letter assessment of the home’s remodel he hysterically wrote, “I believe the electrical may be safe until demolition.”

Today, the home is highlighted by stained glass windows dating back to 1897 in the sun room.

“The stained glass windows share the same time period with the ceramic scissor-tailed flycatchers over the fireplace in the living room,” she said. “The red velvet and gold lame high-heeled slippers in the bookcase belonged to my mother during her college days.”

The home is decorated eclectically representing the many loves of the homeowner.

Several collections are scattered throughout the home.

“The collection of sea shells in the den is a tribute to my mother’s love of all nature,” said Williams. “She collected for years and I’ve followed her example with my own collecting.”

Williams is ready to show off her house for a good cause.

“I'm a big supporter of giving back to the community,” she added. “The Verandah-Curlee House is very important part of this community.”

Williams’ home joins the 1012 Taylor Street home of Chad Dickerson and the 712 Main Street home of Joshua and Brittany Bryant for the tour.

The event is set for Friday and Saturday from 10 a.m. - 4 p.m.

Tickets for the home tour are $15 per person and all proceeds benefit the Verandah-Curlee House, which will be open for special tours this weekend only. The historic 1857 home is located at 705 Jackson Street.

The home tour will also feature Luncheon On The Lawn on Friday from 11 a.m. to 1 p.m. on Taylor Street beside Dickerson’s home. On Saturday, kids will enjoy visiting the Alice in Wonderland themed tea party. The party will feature activities and games for the kids, a craft table, lots of sweet treats and photo ops.

Lunch and tea party tickets are $10 each.

The popular fine art sale presented by the Corinth Artist Guild Gallery will be held in Charlie and Beverly Gooch’s garage next door to Dickerson’s home on Taylor Street. The gallery has 99 pieces by 51 artists set for the event.

(For more information, connect on Facebook at facebook.com/corinthhometour or contact 662-287-8300 or 662-415-6339.)
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