Who Lived at 202 Villa in the Villa Place Historic District? Getting Ready for the Villa Place Walking Tour Oct 21, 2017

You will find this recently renovated one-story brick veneer Minimal Traditional dwelling, with a pedimented stoop and paired classical posts, in Villa Place Historic District.  The house, now ready to 'flip'  is feeling good about itself, like a lady showing off a brand new hat.  The preservation of this home is a gift to the neighborhood … Continue reading Who Lived at 202 Villa in the Villa Place Historic District? Getting Ready for the Villa Place Walking Tour Oct 21, 2017

Who Lived at 206 Villa in the Villa Place Historic District? Getting Ready for the Villa Place Walking Tour Oct 21, 2017

Do you remember this wonderful song? Grab your coat and get your hat, leave your worries on the doorstep, just direct your feet to the sunny side of the street...I've been singing this lately thinking about the Villa Place Historic District Walking Tour on October 21, 1-4 pm. The organization, Preservation Rocky Mount, is hosting this … Continue reading Who Lived at 206 Villa in the Villa Place Historic District? Getting Ready for the Villa Place Walking Tour Oct 21, 2017

We’re Headed to Villa Place Historic District – One of the stars in Rocky Mounts Crown

CLICK ON IMAGE BELOW TO ENLARGE FOR EASIER READING An Invitation Come with me on an adventure Destination: Villa Place Historic District Walking Tour October 21, 2017 Recently I visited friends at Carolina Meadows in Chapel Hill. I noticed an elderly lady concentrating on a puzzle that residents can work on if so moved. The … Continue reading We’re Headed to Villa Place Historic District – One of the stars in Rocky Mounts Crown

Villa Place Historic District – ‘The Ice King’ Cometh – Part 2

There must be a special place in hell for people who vandalize buildings. In taking photographs of Machaven, I wouldn't dream of a photo that shows the front windows boarded up. Such an embarrassment for a historic place that has been holding court at 300 Grace Street these many years. Like a woman who knows her … Continue reading Villa Place Historic District – ‘The Ice King’ Cometh – Part 2

Villa Place Historic District – Taking a Chance on Love! – Part 1

As I begin to write about the Villa Place Historic District, the lines of a song keep running through my mind that I offer as a metaphor when we think about the revitalization of Rocky Mount. Things are mending now I see a rainbow blending now We'll have a happy ending now Taking a chance on … Continue reading Villa Place Historic District – Taking a Chance on Love! – Part 1