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

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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 hastily pull to the curb, a quick glance in the rearview mirror hoping that an outraged driver is not about to plow into the rear of my car. This was the rash move I made the other day. I caught sight of a bungalow that caught my imagination. Blinker on, I left the car running while I took the photographs of the house you find here. The Waterlogue app on my phone helps cover up the work this house needs, and also helps us imagine the American story we connect with bungalow architecture. It occurred to me that parts of the post I was writing for my Stephenyhoughtlin.com blog…. a series I’ve been publishing….A Passion for Architecture, would also be appropriate for Main Street Rocky Mount. IF ONLY….. I could apply the app I used on these photographs to the imaginations of people, who are late to the party of BELIEVING in Rocky Mount’s revitalization, no one would miss the positive things that are happening all around.

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There are bungalows throughout the Rocky Mount area. With its special features – style, convenience, simplicity, sound construction, the bungalow filled more than the need for shelter. It provided fulfillment of the American dream. I hope you will use your imagination when casting your eye over things that are waiting their turn to have a new life, like the buildings on either side of Main Street and beyond. Think of the Waterlogue app on my I-Phone and let your imaginations sore when it comes to reimagining the Rocky Mount area. Looking at life through an emotional blur allows me to see things others might miss.  I’ve always believed in possibilities. Today, I wish for you an ‘imagination app’ that will help you SEE what I see.

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About Stepheny Forgue Houghtlin

Stepheny Forgue Houghtlin grew up in Evanston, IL. and is a graduate of the University of Kentucky. She is an author of two novels: The Greening of a Heart and Facing East. She lives, writes and gardens in NC. Visit her: Stephenyhoughtlin.com
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7 Responses to Are You Using Your Imagination When It Comes To Rocky Mount?

  1. Lindy Brice Schmidt says:

    I love reading your articles!!! Thank you for your passion and interest in Rocky Mount, my beloved hometown.
    Is this house possibly on the corner of Hill Street near the fire station?
    I look forward to your next adventure.

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  2. Douglas Pirkey says:

    I used to own the property at 312 S. Howell Street. It had a salmon, wood siding exterior that was very appealing. The interior had French doors, coal fireplaces in each room, and there was wainscot in the kitchen. In the back yard was a contorted Mulberry tree that I liked a lot.

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  3. Lou Downing says:

    I love your posts as well. I also use that same app.

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    • I find the app does well with gardens and architecture, but not always satisfied if I try a portrait with it. Surprised there aren’t more options, but assume like everything else, there will be an improved version. I LOVE experimenting with it and I bet you do too. Thank you for reading the blog and keeping me company. It makes me smile if it pleases you. I love doing the research and writing!

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