Category Archives: Rocky Mount Building Preservation

“Historic and Worth the Trouble” – Tap @ 1918 – A Preservation Success Story

What is deemed historic, and worth saving, often depends on whose eyes you are looking through. I like the definition “old and worth the trouble,” when applied to structures that are under consideration: should they be preserved or torn down? … Continue reading

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Saving The Shotgun Houses of Rocky Mount – Part 1

We’ve lost our minds, you do know that, right? For instance, I feel strongly about the removal of monuments…. the editing of our history….but I’ve mostly banged my head on the floor like a child getting a lot of mileage … Continue reading

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The Masonic Temple – Honoring A Rocky Mount Architectural Gem

If you meet me on Main Street often, then you know I have picked out the Masonic Temple building on Church Street in Rocky Mount as the site of a Boutique Hotel. I see flags over the front door as … Continue reading

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Caitlin Cary – Needle Print Artist – A Rocky Mount Romance – Part 3

Make New Friends, But Keep the Old, One is Silver, the Other Gold. Do you remember singing this song while growing up? Rocky Mount has a new talented friend in Caitlin Cary who has found her way to Rocky Mount. … Continue reading

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The Caitlin Cary Story – Needle Print Art – Another Way of Preserving Architecture – Part 2

Chapter Two – The Artist’s Process Downtown Rocky Mount, NC, 2016 18″ x 24″ mounted on wood panels  Artist Caitlin Cary “We strain to listen to the ghosts and echoes of our inexpressibly wise past, and we have an obligation … Continue reading

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Rocky Mount Has A New Friend – Welcome Caitlin Cary – Part 1

Chapter One – Music A good story, a page turner, presents itself on many levels. It starts with a character that engages us right away in a setting that comes alive on the page. I love a story that teaches … Continue reading

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What? A Bus Station That Is Good For The Soul?

I know you’re busy and think you have no time to be amazed, but some things are good for the soul and the restoration of a building is one of them. Go, lay your hands on the beautiful red brick, … Continue reading

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