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Located in Asheville, the Thomas Wolfe Memorial is a historic site that is reminiscent of the life and writings of Thomas Wolfe — a celebrated American novelist of 20th century. Presently, it is one of the oldest edifices surviving in the Asheville, North Carolina area.Originally known as "Old Kentucky Home," the North Carolina home has been a memorial to Wolfe since 1949. It is noted for its Queen Anne style architecture, with drafty, high-ceilinged rooms.The house is found mentioned in Wolfe’s epic autobiographical novel Look Homeward, Angel – a classic of American literature. Further, Thomas Wolfe wrote many passages based on boyhood remembrances experienced in that house.Built in 1883 by Erwin E. In the same year, additions such as 11 rooms, electricity, and some indoor plumbing were made.A modern visitor center is located directly behind the Thomas Wolfe Memorial opened in 1996. There is also a gift shop.