Thomas and Lois Wheless House
Thomas and Lois Wheless House, March 2007
|Location||106 John St., Louisburg, North Carolina|
|Area||less than one acre|
|Architectural style||Modern Movement|
|NRHP reference #||07000887|
|Added to NRHP||August 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.
Louisburg is a town in Franklin County, North Carolina, in the United States. As of the 2010 census, the town population was 3,359. It is the county seat of Franklin County. The town is located about 29 miles northeast from the state's capital Raleigh, North Carolina, and located about 31 miles south from the Virginia border line. It is also the home of Louisburg College, the oldest two-year coeducational college in the United States, and of one of the campuses of Vance-Granville Community College.
Franklin County is a county located in the U.S. state of North Carolina. As of the 2010 census, the population was 60,619. Its county seat is Louisburg.
Modern architecture, or modernist architecture was based upon new and innovative technologies of construction, particularly the use of glass, steel and reinforced concrete; the idea that form should follow function (→functionalism); an embrace of minimalism; and a rejection of ornament. It emerged in the first half of the 20th century and became dominant after World War II until the 1980s, when it was gradually replaced as the principal style for institutional and corporate buildings by postmodern architecture.
It was listed on the National Register of Historic Places in 2007.
The National Register of Historic Places (NRHP) is the United States federal government's official list of districts, sites, buildings, structures and objects deemed worthy of preservation for their historical significance. A property listed in the National Register, or located within a National Register Historic District, may qualify for tax incentives derived from the total value of expenses incurred in preserving the property.
Waynesville is a town in and the county seat of Haywood County, North Carolina, United States. It is the largest town in Haywood County and the largest in western North Carolina west of Asheville. Waynesville is located about 30 miles (50 km) southwest of Asheville between the Great Smoky and Blue Ridge mountains.
This is a list of structures, sites, districts, and objects on the National Register of Historic Places in North Carolina:
The Old Slave Mart is a building located at 6 Chalmers Street in Charleston, South Carolina that once housed an antebellum slave auction gallery. Constructed in 1859, the building is believed to be the last extant slave auction facility in South Carolina. In 1975, the Old Slave Mart was added to the National Register of Historic Places for its role in Charleston's African-American history. Today, the building houses the Old Slave Mart Museum.
Bath Historic District is a historic district in Bath, Beaufort County, North Carolina. The district is now a North Carolina Historic Site belonging to the North Carolina Department of Natural and Cultural Resources and known as Historic Bath, and includes a visitor center offering guided tours of the Bonner House and Palmer-Marsh House, which is also a National Historic Landmark. Visitors can also tour the Van der Veer House and St. Thomas Episcopal Church.
The Thomas Wolfe House, also known as the Thomas Wolfe Memorial, is a state historic site, historic house and museum located at 52 North Market Street in downtown Asheville, North Carolina. The American author Thomas Wolfe (1900-1938) lived in the home during his boyhood. The house was designated a National Historic Landmark in 1971 for its association with Wolfe. It is located in the Downtown Asheville Historic District.
Edenton Historic District is a national historic district located at Edenton, Chowan County, North Carolina. The district encompasses 342 contributing buildings, 4 contributing sites, and 3 contributing structures. It includes several buildings that are individually listed on the National Register. The Lane House, possibly the oldest surviving house in North Carolina, is owned by Steve and Linda Lane and is located within the district. Also located in the district are the Dixon-Powell House, William Leary House, and Louis Ziegler House designed by architect George Franklin Barber.
Hopsewee Plantation, also known as the Thomas Lynch, Jr., Birthplace or Hopsewee-on-the-Santee, is a plantation house built in 1735 near Georgetown, South Carolina. It was the birthplace of Thomas Lynch, Jr., a signer of the Declaration of Independence, and served as a Lowcountry rice plantation. Before he departed for his ill-fated voyage he made a will, which stipulated that heirs of his female relatives must change their surname to Lynch in order to inherit the family estate, a rice plantation. He was taken ill at the end of 1779 and he sailed, with his wife, for St. Eustatius in the West Indies. Their ship disappeared at sea in a storm and was never found. The family estate, Hopsewee, still stands in South Carolina. The Lynch family sold the house in 1752 to Robert Hume whose son, John Hume, lived at Hopsewee in the winter after inheriting it. Upon his death in 1841, his own son, John Hume Lucas, inherited the house. John Hume Lucas died in 1853. Like many Santee plantations, it was abandoned during the Civil War. After the war, rice was never planted again, but the Lucas family continued to occupy Hopsewee until 1925. In September 1949, Col. and Mrs. Wilkinson bought the house and occupied it.
Wood is a small unincorporated community in northeastern Franklin County, North Carolina, on North Carolina Highway 561 east of Centerville. Settled in 1893, Wood was incorporated as a town in 1917. The town charter was repealed on May 5, 1961. Wood lies at an elevation of 322 feet.
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Church of the Immaculate Conception and the Michael Ferrall Family Cemetery is a historic Roman Catholic church and cemetery at 145 S. King Street in Halifax, Halifax County, North Carolina. The church was designed by noted Philadelphia architect Edwin Forrest Durang, and built in 1889. The church is basically a rectangular gable-front Late Gothic Revival style frame building, 20 feet wide and 37 feet deep. It features a pair of asymmetrical projecting corner towers and lancet-arch window openings. Adjacent to the cemetery is the Michael Ferrall Family Cemetery, which contains the Michael Ferrall Family Vault built in 1859. The church is one of only two churches still standing that were built by Servant of God Thomas Frederick Price, the first native North Carolinian to become a Catholic priest.
The Hughes-Young House, most commonly known as Mistletoe Villa, is a historic house in Henderson, NC. The house is often cited for its ornate Victorian detail and architectural elements. The first house on the site was built for William H. Hughes and completed in 1855. From 1883 to 1885 the house was significantly redesigned and overbuilt on the previous foundation for Ike J. Young, Civil War Colonel and four-term mayor of Henderson. The design of the current house is attributed to the famed architect Samuel Sloan but that fact has not been officially documented.
Thomas Person (1733–1800) was an American politician, Anti-Federalist organizer, and Brigadier General in command of the Hillsborough District Brigade of the North Carolina militia during the American Revolution.
Thomas Wadley Raoul House, also known as Raoulwood, is a historic home located at Asheville, Buncombe County, North Carolina. It was built in 1923, and is a two-story, hollow tile and wood frame dwelling in the Tudor Revival style. It is clad in stucco with half-timbering and has a hipped and gable slate roof. It measures 92 feet, 6 inches long and 20 to 30 feet deep. Also on the property is a contributing servant's cottage (1923) in the Bungalow style.
Louisburg Historic District is a national historic district located at Louisburg, Franklin County, North Carolina. The district encompasses 206 contributing buildings, 1 contributing site, 6 contributing structures, and 1 contributing object in residential sections of Louisburg included in the original 1779 town plan. It also includes a section of Louisburg College located on the old Town Commons. Dwellings date between about 1800 and the 1920s and include notable examples of popular architectural styles including Federal / Georgian, Italianate / Greek Revival, Queen Anne, Colonial Revival, Late Victorian, and Bungalow / American Craftsman. Located in the district and separately listed are the Fuller House, Williamson House, and Main Building, Louisburg College. Other notable buildings include the Shine-King House, Milner-Perry-Boddie-Dennis House, Dr. J.B. Clifton House, The Edgerton-Pruitt House, The Furgurson-Hicks House, Nicholson-Bickett-Taylor House, The Hughes-Watson-Wheless House, Bailey-Yarborough House, The Barrow House, The Neal-Webb House, The Milner-Williams-Person Place, Former Rectory-St. Paul's Episcopal Church, Hicks-Perry-Bland-Holmes House, Malcomb McKinne House First Baptist Church (1927), Louisburg United Methodist Church (1900), and Louisburg Baptist Church (1901-1904).
Hoskins House Historic District, also known as Tannenbaum Park, is a historic log cabin and national historic district located at Greensboro, Guilford County, North Carolina. The Hoskins House is a late-18th or early-19th century chestnut log dwelling house measuring 24 feet by 18 feet. It has an interior enclosed stair and exterior stone chimney. The house was restored in 1986-1987. Also on the property is the contributing Coble Barn. It is a large double-pen log barn of hewn V-notched logs under a long wood-shingled gable roof. The barn was moved to and restored at its current location in 1987. The Hoskins House site was the focal point of the British attack during the Battle of Guilford Court House on March 15, 1781. The Hoskins property survives today as an important satellite to the Guilford Courthouse National Military Park.
Dell School Campus is a historic school campus located at Delway, Sampson County, North Carolina. The campus includes five surviving structures built between 1902 and 1908. They are the Dell Academy Building, the Principal's House, the greatly reduced and altered Girls Club/Dormitory, the Carlton-Alderman House (1902), and the Beach-Alderman House (1902-1903). The Dell Academy Building was built in 1908, and is a two-story, Colonial Revival style brick building measuring 100 feet wide and 70 feet deep. The Principal's House was built in 1903, and is a two-story, three-bay-by-two-bay, Queen Anne style frame dwelling. The Dell School opened in 1902, was a part of the state system of Baptist secondary schools from 1909 until 1922; it closed in 1923.
Wheless is a surname. Notable people with the surname include:
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