Monthly Archives: October 2016

Rocky Mount Mill Worker Reunion – A Glorious Day

“..what the next generation will value most is not what we owned, but the evidence of who we were and the tales of how we lived. In the end, it’s the family stories that are worth the storage.”  ― Ellen … Continue reading

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Who Was Jacob Lewis Rosenbloom? (1927-2012)

The reward of great men is that, long after they have died,                                                         … Continue reading

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Preservation – Rocky Mount’s Historic Downtown Area Part 3-The Post Office

“It’s not what you look at that matters, it’s what you see.” ~ Henry David Thoreau I wish I’d written the following description of the post office, but like Harry Potter, I withdrew the information (memory) from a pensive. The … Continue reading

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Preservation – Rocky Mount’s Historic Downtown Part 2 – People’s Bank

Saturday: The rain slashes the windows, all color drained from the day. Hurricane Matthew has mustered enough strength to hurl a downpour upon us. In writing about People’s Bank, part of the Preservation Rocky Mount tour last Sunday, a black … Continue reading

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Preservation – Rocky Mount’s Historic Downtown Area Part 1 -May and Gorham Building

 “We want cities to understand that historic buildings are a resource…. figure out how to restore and reuse them and keep them in active service for their community.” National Trust president – Stephanie K. Meeks         Preservation … Continue reading

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