Category Archives: D.J. Rose Contractor -Rocky Mount NC

Stepheny Attends a Free Choral Concert -Saturday AM – May 11th – Edgemont Historic District

Preservation Rocky Mount had a walking tour this morning in the Edgemont Historic District and I had a fantasy come true. I stayed behind in a comfortable wicker chair on the front porch of the D.J. Rose house belonging to … Continue reading

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The Magnificent Piece of Property and Home in the Edgemont Historic District is a Source of Pride for a Reemerging Neighborhood – 800 Tarboro Street

Who can ever affirm, or deny that the houses which have sheltered us as children, or as adults, and our predecessors too, do not have embedded in their walls, one with the dust and cobwebs, one with the overlay of … 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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Mr. Charles Grimes at Home in a D.J. Rose house

“No friendship is an accident. ”  O. Henry, Heart of the West Driving slowly down the 1200 block of Sunset Avenue, I spotted a couple standing on their front porch. Hopefully they could help me. Though they knew nothing about … Continue reading

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Down the Road A Piece – Another D.J. Rose Residence

     In Kentucky there is a saying I learned while at University. The last line written in some directions to a party said, “Turn right. The house is down the road a piece.” It was one of many new colloquialisms … Continue reading

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Looking for D.J. Rose Homes – A Gem on Tarborro Street

“I could go to a dozen houses, scrape away the dirt, and find his footprints…” Brenda Sutton Rose (no relation) We’ve all admired residential architecture while driving slowly down a tree lined street. We may remember who once lived in … Continue reading

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The Home D.J. Rose Built For His Family – Sunset Ave

“Old houses are filled with memories, with the faded echoes of voices. Drops of tears,      the ring of laughter, the edge of tempers that over the years have seeped into the walls. These houses carry in their wood … Continue reading

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