Celebrating The Rocky Mount Historic Districts – Why They Are Important

Central City Historic District

There is a reason why Rocky Mount’s seven historic districts matter. Neighborhoods preserve the historic, architectural, and aesthetic character and heritage of a community. They provide a sense of place and continuity that not only contributes to community pride but to a better understanding of how the future can be shaped. Thus the by-line of Main Street Rocky Mount …Honoring the past, building a future. I’ve changed a thought of author Walker Percy’s to suit my purposes – It means you’re a person living  Somewhere not just Anywhere.

Can you name the districts?

Central City Historic District Edgemont Historic District
Falls Road Historic District – Lincoln Park Historic District
Rocky Mount Mills Village Historic District
Villa Place Historic District
West Haven National Historic District                                                                                 Edgemont Historic District

The National Register of Historic Places is our country’s official list of buildings, structures, objects, sites, and districts worthy of preservation for their significance in American history, architecture, archaeology, and culture. For a private owner, the chief practical benefit of National Register listing is eligibility for a federal and state investment tax credits that can be claimed against the cost of a certified rehabilitation of a historic building. The National Register was created by the National Historic Preservation Act of 1966 to recognize and protect properties of historic and cultural significance.

NEXT TIME – The Historic District of Westhaven

You may want to read:

Edgemont- A Jewel in Rocky Mount’s Crown -Part 1

Villa Place Historic District-Taking a Chance on Love -Part 1

Historical Vila Place District
Historical Edgemont District
Historical Rocky Mount Mill Village District

4 thoughts on “Celebrating The Rocky Mount Historic Districts – Why They Are Important

  1. The home pictured for Mill Village is the home my family, Charlie David Baines and Millie Baines, lived in, raised their family and extended family in, and spent their last days on earth in. Many memories here.


    1. Thank you, Terri for adding this piece of information. I love knowing about your family and others will too. I took the photo and have used an app to turn it into a watercolor look, which I love and used in another post. Would you like me to send it to you? Thanks for keeping me company on Main Street….


      1. That would be nice to have. I have pictures before the remodel. My twins and I were on the front porch around my grandmother sitting in her rocker.


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