Andre Knight’s Best Role – Saving These Wonderful Buildings!

BEFORE
AFTER – 116 SUNSET

I have taken photographs of this building on Main Street many times because it is one of my favorite. On life support, I’ve been sitting by the bedside, so to speak, keeping a close watch on the patient growing weaker.  These are classic commercial facades, and when restored to health, will be two more stars in Main Street’s crown. Work has begun! Andre Knight, the physician on the case, has taken charge. It is an amen moment for Main Street. The restoration of the numerous buildings under Mr. Knights’s care is a heavy caseload, but I like him best in this role as the doctor saving lives. It’s important work, and done right, will leave a legacy among the other ‘repairers of the breach’ that will be remembered with thanksgiving.  

A BEAUTIFUL OUTCOME AT 118 N. WASHINGTON STREET
THE STAINED DARK WOOD ADDS TO THIS SUCCESSFUL OUTCOME OF THIS HISTORIC COMMERCIAL FACADE

“You can ignore a piece of sculpture or a painting hung on the walls of the Art Institute,                                         but architecture is the inescapable art.”   

Blair Kamain, architecture critic of the Chicago Tribune

2 thoughts on “Andre Knight’s Best Role – Saving These Wonderful Buildings!

  1. Did he ever pay back the money the State Auditor said he owed? How is it that he can own buildings while owing a huge amount of money for utilities to the city? Perhaps the city could lien his buildings and when he fails to pay AGAIN auction the proprieties off to people who will restore them, put them to good use and PAY their utilities.

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  2. He needs to pay back the money he owes the citizens of Rocky Mount & and pay his taxes before he spends money on architecture!! We are paying his bills!! You would think that would be a priority!!!

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