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Wheeler and Stern (1909-late 1910s)

Headquarters:
  • Charlotte, North Carolina
Trades:
  • Architect
NC Work Locations:
  • Burlington, Alamance County
  • Alamance
  • Wadesboro, Anson County
  • Anson
  • Avery County
  • Avery
  • Newland, Avery County
  • Avery
  • Shelby, Cleveland County
  • Cleveland
  • Kenansville, Duplin County
  • Duplin
  • Winston-Salem, Forsyth County
  • Forsyth
  • Weldon, Halifax County
  • Halifax
  • Charlotte, Mecklenburg County
  • Mecklenburg
  • Wentworth, Rockingham County
  • Rockingham
  • Salisbury, Rowan County
  • Rowan
  • Monroe, Union County
  • Union
Building Types:
  • Commercial;
  • Public;
  • Religious

Biography

The architectural firm was formed in 1909 in Charlotte by Oliver Duke Wheeler and Eugene John Stern. This was the last known architectural partnership formed by Wheeler. For the firm's operation and selected building list, see the Oliver Duke Wheeler entry.

Authors: Catherine W. Bishir and Angie Clifton.

Published 2009

Building List

First National Bank (Burlington, Alamance County)

Alamance Burlington

1909

Contributors:
Dates: 1909
Location: Burlington, Alamance County
Street Address: Main St. at Front St., Burlington, NC
Status: No longer standing
Type:
  • Commercial
Images Published In:
  • Allison Harris Black, An Architectural History of Burlington, North Carolina (1987).

Anson County Courthouse (Wadesboro, Anson County)

Anson Wadesboro

1914

Contributors:
Dates: 1914
Location: Wadesboro, Anson County
Street Address: Courthouse Square, Wadesboro, NC
Status: Standing
Type:
  • Public
Images Published In:
  • Catherine W. Bishir and Michael T. Southern, A Guide to the Historic Architecture of Piedmont North Carolina (2003).
Note:

The Anson County Courthouse, with a long, Doric portico set in antis, is the only one of Wheeler and partners' North Carolina courthouses that deviates from the formula established in the Iredell County Courthouse.

Anson County Courthouse

Avery County Courthouse (Avery County)

Avery

1913

Contributors:
Dates: 1913
Location: Avery County
Street Address: Montezuma St. and Courthouse Dr., Newland, NC
Status: Standing
Type:
  • Public
Images Published In:
  • Catherine W. Bishir, Michael T. Southern, and Jennifer F. Martin, A Guide to the Historic Architecture of Western North Carolina (1999).

Avery County Courthouse

Avery County Jail (Avery County)

Avery

1912

Contributors:
Dates: 1912
Location: Avery County
Street Address: 1829 Schultz Cir., Newland, NC
Status: Standing
Type:
  • Public

First Baptist Church (Shelby, Cleveland County)

Cleveland Shelby

1910

Contributors:
Dates: 1910-1911
Location: Shelby, Cleveland County
Street Address: 120 N. Lafayette St., Shelby, NC
Status: Standing
Type:
  • Religious
Images Published In:
  • Brian R. Eades and J. Daniel Pezzoni, Architectural Perspectives of Cleveland County, North Carolina (2004).

First Baptist Church

Duplin County Courthouse (Kenansville, Duplin County)

Duplin Kenansville

1911

Contributors:
Dates: 1911-1912
Location: Kenansville, Duplin County
Street Address: Courthouse Square, Kenansville, NC
Status: Standing
Type:
  • Public
Images Published In:
  • Catherine W. Bishir and Michael T. Southern, A Guide to the Historic Architecture of Eastern North Carolina (1996).

Duplin County Courthouse

West End Methodist Episcopal Church (Winston-Salem, Forsyth County)

Forsyth Winston-Salem

1910

Contributors:
Dates: 1910-1913
Location: Winston-Salem, Forsyth County
Street Address: Brookstown Ave., Winston-Salem, NC
Status: No longer standing
Type:
  • Religious
Images Published In:
  • Molly Grogan Rawls, Winston-Salem in Vintage Postcards (2004).
Note:

The church burned in March 1947.

West End Methodist Episcopal Church

Weldon Methodist Church (Weldon, Halifax County)

Halifax Weldon

1910

Contributors:
Dates: 1910-1911
Location: Weldon, Halifax County
Street Address: Washington St. and Fifth St., Weldon, NC
Status: Standing
Type:
  • Religious

Belk Department Store (Charlotte, Mecklenburg County)

Mecklenburg Charlotte

1908

Contributors:
Dates: 1908-1910
Location: Charlotte, Mecklenburg County
Street Address: 115 East Trade St., Charlotte, NC
Status: No longer standing
Type:
  • Commercial
Images Published In:
  • Mary Norton Kratt and Mary Manning Boyer, Remembering Charlotte: Postcards from a New South City, 1905-1950 (2000).

Rockingham County Jail (Wentworth, Rockingham County)

Rockingham Wentworth

1910

Contributors:
Dates: 1910
Location: Wentworth, Rockingham County
Street Address: NC 65, Wentworth, NC
Status: Standing
Type:
  • Public
Images Published In:
  • Catherine W. Bishir and Michael T. Southern, A Guide to the Historic Architecture of Piedmont North Carolina (2003).

Rockingham County Jail

Yadkin Hotel (Salisbury, Rowan County)

Rowan Salisbury

1913

Contributors:
Dates: 1913; 1922 [addition]
Location: Salisbury, Rowan County
Street Address: Depot St. and Council St., Salisbury, NC
Status: Standing
Type:
  • Commercial
Images Published In:
  • Davyd Foard Hood, The Architecture of Rowan County North Carolina: A Catalogue and History of Surviving 18th, 19th, and Early 20th Century Structures (1983).

Yadkin Hotel

St. Paul's Episcopal Church (Monroe, Union County)

Union Monroe

1911

Contributors:
Dates: 1911
Location: Monroe, Union County
Street Address: 116 S. Church St., Monroe, NC
Status: Standing
Type:
  • Religious
Images Published In:
  • Suzanne S. Pickens, ed., Sweet Union: An Architectural and Historical Survey of Union County, North Carolina (1990).

James H. Lee House (Monroe, Union County)

Union Monroe

1912

Contributors:
Dates: 1912-1914
Location: Monroe, Union County
Street Address: 501 S. Church St., Monroe, NC
Status: Standing
Type:
  • Residential
Images Published In:
  • Catherine W. Bishir, North Carolina Architecture (1990).
  • Catherine W. Bishir and Michael T. Southern, A Guide to the Historic Architecture of Piedmont North Carolina (2003).
  • Suzanne S. Pickens, ed., Sweet Union: An Architectural and Historical Survey of Union County, North Carolina (1990).

James H. Lee House

Thomas C. Lee House (Monroe, Union County)

Union Monroe

1914

Contributors:
Dates: 1914
Location: Monroe, Union County
Street Address: 810 E. Franklin St., Monroe, NC
Status: Standing
Type:
  • Residential
Images Published In:
  • Suzanne S. Pickens, ed., Sweet Union: An Architectural and Historical Survey of Union County, North Carolina (1990).

Hotel Joffre (Monroe, Union County)

Union Monroe

1917

Contributors:
Dates: 1917-1919
Location: Monroe, Union County
Street Address: 301 N. Main St., Monroe, NC
Status: No longer standing
Type:
  • Commercial
Images Published In:
  • Suzanne S. Pickens, ed., Sweet Union: An Architectural and Historical Survey of Union County, North Carolina (1990).
Note:

The Charlotte Observer of June 23, 1996, reported the demolition of the hotel.

Wheeler and Stern's Work Locations

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