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

Celebrating Four Years of the Main Street Rocky Mount Blog – 2015 – 2019 with D.J. Rose

I want to celebrate this anniversary by honoring D.J. Rose once again because I never write about Main Street and the surrounding areas, the commercial and residential architecture of Rocky Mount, that I don’t think of him. His legacy can be … Continue reading

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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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Mission Impossible: Good morning, Rocky Mount – Your mission should you choose to accept it, involves finding D.J. Rose Residential Homes

Perhaps you are a familiar with the Mission Impossible TV Series and Movies.                    Just for fun, here is a sound clip to click on. In a moment I will disclose your mission, … Continue reading

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D.J. Rose – Leading Character in the Rocky Mount Story With An Invitation – Part 3

Another spring unfolds, days warm, flowering trees unfurl and catch us by surprise when glimpsed through the garden. Something happens to us this time of year; a longing for things past. We close our eyes and remember moments we would … Continue reading

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