Category Archives: Villa Park Historic District

Telling Our Architectural Story – Part Of Welcoming New People To Rocky Mount

In 1923 one of Rocky Mount’s architectural gems was moved to what became the Villa Place Historic District. This Queen Anne Victorian home holds court on 326 Howell Street. This house is known as the  W.D. Cochran home. It is … Continue reading

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306 Villa is on the Demolition List – If Lost – Can It Serve as Our Penn Station

“We strain to listen to the ghosts and echoes of our inexpressibly wise past, and we have an obligation to maintain these places, to provide these sanctuaries, so that people may be in the presence of forces larger than those … Continue reading

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Historic Villa Place District Has Its Own Realm……

“Architecture has its own realm…a sensitive container for the rhythm of footsteps on the floor, for the concentration of work, for the silence of sleep.” Peter Zumthor, Thinking Architecture I’m feeling a bit nervous like when I was first taken … Continue reading

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Villa Place Tales – The Kids that Grew Up in Villa Place

She sat on the porch and watched the moon rise. Soon its amber fluid drenched the earth and quenched the thirst of the day. Zora Neale Hurston (edited SFH) Throughout the South you find front porches tucked beneath deep overhangs. These … Continue reading

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YOU ARE INVITED TO A FREE EVENT: Save the Date – Friday, October 20th – 7:00-8:30 PM – Braswell School

“We owe it to each other to tell stories.” – Neil Gaiman It’s easy to imagine….Parents on the front porch, children playing under the street lights, the heat of the day lifting, cicadas chirping in the trees. Look, there is Polly Reynolds … Continue reading

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Behind the Scenes: Historic Villa Place Walking Tour Events – Put These Dates on Your Calendar

The Historic Villa Place District is Getting Ready for Company   Friday, Oct. 20 –  7-8:30 PM – Villa Tales -Growing Up in Villa Place                                 … Continue reading

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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 … Continue reading

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