The Blog Main Street Is On Hold Over The Holidays: Follow the New Facebook Page for Main Street That Will Be Posting In December – Here is an Example of What You’ll Find

Merry Christmas Main Street Readers

      Merry Merry, Everyone. Hugs All Around and Thanks for Meeting Me on Main Street This Year

Since Main Street readers are all busy celebrating Advent and preparing for Christmas, there will be little time for reading blogs. Main Street will return in January 2020. However, the new Facebook Page with the same name will continue to post short pieces. Here is a sample of what the Facebook page is about. Please like and follow. I think you will enjoy learning the language of Main Street.

  Main Street Rocky Mount Facebook Page 12/5/19

Learning the language of Main Street – Historic Storefront Types. A walk down Main Street will bring to life these sketches you will find below.  FYI: the ground level of many historic commercial buildings features a storefront area. In most cases, the storefront is an important defining feature in most historic commercial districts. Preserving significant historic storefronts and restoring altered or missing storefront features are important to preservation goals. These sketches assist with the interpretation of design guidelines for historic commercial buildings.    

Early 19th Century Storefronts: These storefronts are constructed with heavy timber and have divided display windows and simple detailing.

Mid and Late 19th century Storefronts: These storefronts include an elaborately detailed cornice, cast-iron columns, and undivided display windows.

SFH: I love learning things like this, I hope you do too. I guarantee it will make your appreciation for Main Street Rocky Mount soar. We can have the most beautiful Main Street and surrounds in North Carolina. We have so many commercial buildings with their great facades. With all the great things going on, Saving Main Street can still be a top priority. Fall in love again with the architecture of this place, both commercial and residential. Becoming aware of the architectural elements of these buildings will reawaken your appreciation for what we’ve got. Remember the line from the song??? We must make sure we don’t tear down paradise and put up a parking lot.

Late 19th Century Storefronts: These storefronts include simple detailing, transom windows, and a recessed entrance.

Early 20th Century Storefronts: These storefronts include metal framed display windows, a glass grid above the display windows and a recessed entrance

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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2 Responses to The Blog Main Street Is On Hold Over The Holidays: Follow the New Facebook Page for Main Street That Will Be Posting In December – Here is an Example of What You’ll Find

  1. judabega2@aol.com says:

    My husband and I have lived here all our lives. We remember when main street was the center of our town.  Yesterday we drove down main street looking up at the facades of the buildings. The architecture there is amazing. I hope we don’t lose it. Thanks for what you do to help preserve it.

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    • Your comment has left me with a smile. Thank you! I’m delighted to have you join me on Main Street. The architecture must be saved as the revitalization of Rocky Mount continues on. Please add your voice to that end. Hope you will chime in again soon.

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