Excerpt from the 2005 National Register Nomination for the South Main Street Historic District.
A two-story frame L-plan residence with intersecting gable roof, the Walton Rand Rouse House features a slightly projecting gabled block. In the angle of the “L” is a simple Colonial Revival porch. Aluminum siding covers the walls. Walton Rand Rouse, born in North Carolina in 1851, was a miller and carpenter whose construction business failed during the Great Depression. He then turned to sign painting to earn a living.