The Oaks House Museum

The Oaks House Museum, also known as the Boyd House, stands as one of Jackson’s oldest residences, once home to Mayor James Boyd, his wife Eliza Ellis Boyd, and their family. Preserving the circa 1853 Oaks House, its collection, and grounds, the museum vividly portrays the mid-19th-century urban farmstead life of a middle-class family. Collaborating with The Colonial Dames of America and the Oaks House Museum Corporation, Canizaro Cawthon Davis adeptly designed a new media presentation room within a 20th-century addition. The project also included the integration of a handicapped accessible toilet and a small office, alongside a concealed fire sprinkler system to safeguard the historic building. To minimize impact on the historic structure, the work was discreetly incorporated into secondary spaces.