Category Archives: Preservation Success

Station Square – Lynell Bynum: Are You Committed to Downtown? – Part 2

“In my opinion, cities have got to be committed to downtown if they are going to save it.   If they aren’t committed, they can’t expect other people to be.”              -Lynell Bynum     … Continue reading

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Telling The Station Square Story – Mr. Lynell Bynum -Part 1

Why would Mr. Lynell Bynum, (1924-2002) decide in the early 1970’s to buy up an entire block of buildings in downtown Rocky Mount NC? How is this connected to real estate investor and general contractor, Ben Braddock, and his business … Continue reading

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Historic Bellemonte House on Wesleyan College Campus – Soon to be a B & B – Hopefully Serving Tea

  The Bellemonte House, constructed between 1817 and 1825, may not be on your radar screen, but it soon will be. It was moved last year to a beautiful wooded lot on Bishop Road on the back side of Wesleyan … Continue reading

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So What About the East Durham Pie Company?

This is how it is being done, folks.  Close your eyes, think of downtown Rocky Mount and one of our many historic architectural buildings. When you open your eyes, read this announcement from the East Durham Pie Company   Signing … Continue reading

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Preservation – Rocky Mount’s Historic Downtown Area Part 3-The Post Office

“It’s not what you look at that matters, it’s what you see.” ~ Henry David Thoreau I wish I’d written the following description of the post office, but like Harry Potter, I withdrew the information (memory) from a pensive. The … Continue reading

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Preservation Rocky Mount Invites You

I hope reading this blog has encouraged your interest in the great architectural inventory of Rocky Mount and area. This invitation is an opportunity to visit the May & Gorham Building, Post Office and People’s Bank with Preservation Rocky Mount … Continue reading

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Getting Involved the Rocky Mount Way

“It has been said that, at its best, preservation engages the past in a conversation with the present over a mutual concern for the future.”  William Murtagh Don’t get left behind when it comes to what’s happening in Rocky Mount. There … Continue reading

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