Thomas and Lois Wheless House

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Thomas and Lois Wheless House
Thomas and Lois Wheless House, March 2007
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Location106 John St., Louisburg, North Carolina
Coordinates 36°6′1″N78°17′44″W / 36.10028°N 78.29556°W / 36.10028; -78.29556 Coordinates: 36°6′1″N78°17′44″W / 36.10028°N 78.29556°W / 36.10028; -78.29556
Arealess than one acre
Built1954 (1954)-1955
Architectural styleModern Movement
NRHP reference # 07000887 [1]
Added to NRHPAugust 28, 2007

Thomas and Lois Wheless House is a historic home located at Louisburg, Franklin County, North Carolina. It was built in 1954-1955, and is a one-story, rectangular Modern Movement style dwelling of glass, wood, and stone. It has a low-pitched gable roof, rests on a concrete-slab foundation, and measures 30 feet wide and 72 feet deep. [2]

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  1. 1 2 "National Register Information System". National Register of Historic Places . National Park Service. 2010-07-09.
  2. Laura A. W. Phillips (November 2006). "Thomas and Lois Wheless House" (pdf). National Register of Historic Places - Nomination and Inventory. North Carolina State Historic Preservation Office. Retrieved 2014-11-01.