Monthly Archives: September 2016

Preservation Rocky Mount Invites You

I hope reading this blog has encouraged your interest in the great architectural inventory of Rocky Mount and area. This invitation is an opportunity to visit the May & Gorham Building, Post Office and People’s Bank with Preservation Rocky Mount … Continue reading

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Are You Using Your Imagination When It Comes To Rocky Mount?

You might say it is my age, but I have always looked at the world through an emotional blur. I count this as a gift that includes observation, memory, and a propensity for nostalgia. It makes me do things like … Continue reading

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Mr. Charles Grimes at Home in a D.J. Rose house

“No friendship is an accident. ”  O. Henry, Heart of the West Driving slowly down the 1200 block of Sunset Avenue, I spotted a couple standing on their front porch. Hopefully they could help me. Though they knew nothing about … Continue reading

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Down the Road A Piece – Another D.J. Rose Residence

     In Kentucky there is a saying I learned while at University. The last line written in some directions to a party said, “Turn right. The house is down the road a piece.” It was one of many new colloquialisms … Continue reading

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Looking for D.J. Rose Homes – A Gem on Tarborro Street

“I could go to a dozen houses, scrape away the dirt, and find his footprints…” Brenda Sutton Rose (no relation) We’ve all admired residential architecture while driving slowly down a tree lined street. We may remember who once lived in … Continue reading

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The Home D.J. Rose Built For His Family – Sunset Ave

“Old houses are filled with memories, with the faded echoes of voices. Drops of tears,      the ring of laughter, the edge of tempers that over the years have seeped into the walls. These houses carry in their wood … Continue reading

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