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View, Lane-Bennet House, Wake County, North Carolina

Lane-Bennet House (Wake County, N.C.)
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View, Lane-Bennet House, Wake County, North Carolina
Architecture, Georgian
Original Format:
Color slides; 2 x 2 in.
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Architectural photographs
Wake County (N.C.)
Digital Project:
Built Heritage

Source information

Preservation North Carolina
Preservation North Carolina Historic Architecture Slide Collection, 1965-2005 (PNC slides) held by
Note field:
Not all materials from the physical collection may have been scanned. Images may have been enhanced for web access.
Reproduction and use of this material requires permission from Preservation North Carolina. For general information see the Preservation North Carolina website (
Digitization of this image was partially supported with federal Library Services and Technology Act (LSTA) funds made possible through a grant from the Institute of Museum and Library Services, and administered by the State Library of North Carolina, a division of the Department of Cultural Resources.


Provenance note:
Joseph Lane (brother of Joel Lane, farmer, justice of the peace, and county commissioner), first owner. Joseph Gales (founder of the Raleigh Register newspaper), second owner, renamed the house West Hill. Phares Yates, third owner, left the house to his daughter and her husband, Eugenia and Joseph Bennet, fourth owners.
Architectural note:
The home provides an example of the fine one-room plan houses that were typically constructed in the eighteenth century. The building's wainscoting was removed during a period of inoccupancy. The house is one of the few surviving small colonial houses in the area. The north room was added in 1800.
Historical note:
The structure was rescued, moved, and restored in 1980, and is listed on the National Register of Historic Places.

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