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Wolfe, Thomas, House

Asheville, North Carolina
County of Buncombe.
52 N. Market Street
National Register Number: 71000572
Resource type: Building.
Property type: Domestic - single dwelling. The threat level was Satisfactory in
2003.
Congressional District: NC-11 Certified Local Government: YES
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Current use/information: State Historic Site http://www.ah.dcr.state.nc.us/sections/hs/wolfe/Main.htm.
Web Site: http://www.ah.dcr.state.nc.us/sections/hs/wolfe/Main.htm.

Statement of Significance (as of designation - November 11, 1971):
Wolfe, a major American novelist, used his boyhood experiences in this rambling frame house in his novels, the first of which was LOOK HOMEWARD, ANGEL. Wolfe's mother bought the house in 1906, and he lived here until 1916.

Condition:
A fire damaged the second floor and attic of the house in 1998.

Restoration commenced in 2002.

Recommendation/Change since last report:
The state plans to reopen the house for visitors during the fall of 2003.


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