Rocky Mount, NC – Preservation At Work – The Restoration of Historic Homes

Downtown Concord’s North Union Street Historic District. I couldn't resist writing a blog piece about the Milas B. Leslie House. Preservation North Carolina (PNC) featured the house and provided the description. When you study these 'before and after' photographs, I hope you find them fascinating too. Once there were raggedy windows and missing porch posts, … Continue reading Rocky Mount, NC – Preservation At Work – The Restoration of Historic Homes

Guest Blogger – Knox Porter – More About Branch Street

Left to Right -Denise Watkins, Sky-Vue Skateland, Stepheny Houghtlin, and Knox Porter enjoying a meal together. Knox is a regular reader of this Main Street blog. He leaves wonderful comments, and appropriate quotations and often acts as editor if necessary. Knox was raised in Rocky Mount, his father was a landscaper and plantsman. He planted … Continue reading Guest Blogger – Knox Porter – More About Branch Street

The Shame of Branch Street In Rocky Mount, NC – Councilman Joyner – Ward 3

"With the input from The Public Hearings, the American Rescue Plan Act money is intended for housing like you find on Branch Street." SFH I first drove up and down Branch Street in February 2022. I took the following photographs of boarded up houses and garbage. Here is a neighborhood that should be saved. My … Continue reading The Shame of Branch Street In Rocky Mount, NC – Councilman Joyner – Ward 3

2023: To Whom It May Concern From Stepheny – Rocky Mount, NC

Over the holiday this Main Street blog, metaphorically, had its tires aligned and air-filled. Therefore, I have stepped over the threshold into this new year, 2023, with a resolution to keep calling everyone to come downtown. I'm sure this question is universal. How do I want to spend the years I have left? For sure … Continue reading 2023: To Whom It May Concern From Stepheny – Rocky Mount, NC

A Light Shines Within The Abandoned Bungalows of Rocky Mount

Tuesday afternoon, wanting to finish David Habersham's book, The Powers That Be, I turned on my Kindle and snuggled back in bed. Between falling asleep and reading, it grew dark outside and there were no lights turned on in the 'cottage for two' either. From the interior of the house, a small light came from … Continue reading A Light Shines Within The Abandoned Bungalows of Rocky Mount