Save The Shotgun Houses of Rocky Mount With Hud Grant Money

These little gems are in Ward #4. I believe T.J. Walker, Councilman, has a heart for saving them. The more the Ward gets involved with their neighborhood housing, chances increase that others will join in the financial end of saving them. The possibilities of this significant housing has been ignored. The state of them proves … Continue reading Save The Shotgun Houses of Rocky Mount With Hud Grant Money

3-D Glasses Change How You Look At Shotgun Housing

“The house gulped in a big breath of fresh air, like some frantic drowning thing breaking the water's surface and gasping for life. It had sat unopened for so long, suffocating in the silence, it's memories blanketed by a thick layer of dust.”― Rachel Autumn Deering When we think of our Shotgun houses scattered through … Continue reading 3-D Glasses Change How You Look At Shotgun Housing

“Ain’t Nothing Gonna Change – You Is Wastin’ Your Time”

"Until you get the drugs out of here."  That's what I was told Saturday afternoon standing on Gay Street while talking with two older women that were out for a short walk. I was taking photographs in the 800-900 block on Gay between Tillery, Vyne, and Pine. I  parked my car and walked towards these … Continue reading “Ain’t Nothing Gonna Change – You Is Wastin’ Your Time”

Advocating for Rocky Mounts’ Shot Gun Houses – Gifts That Keep on Giving

I know the last thing on your mind as we enter this Holy Season is the shotgun houses of Rocky Mount. Under your tree, however, I am leaving this last blog post for 2019. (The Main Street Facebook page will continue to post in December) I ask that you consider these valuable assets as one … Continue reading Advocating for Rocky Mounts’ Shot Gun Houses – Gifts That Keep on Giving