The Lawrence House is a rare and early example of a hollow-core concrete-block Craftsman bungalow. Bungalows, a popular house type in Raleigh and across the country in the 1920s, generally are of frame or brick construction and very commonly are dressed in the Craftsman style. Gustav Stickley encouraged the use of concrete-block construction in his Craftsman magazine of the period, citing the material's low cost, easy use in construction, and stylishness. Elmo Lawrence, a Wake County native, practiced dentistry in Raleigh for fifty years. He lived here with his family from 1922 until his death in 1959. Private residence.

Photo by Michael Zirkle Photography
© Raleigh Historic Development Commission

2121 Lake Wheeler Road
ca. 1922



Local/National Designations

Raleigh Historic Landmark

National Register of Historic Places


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