The Bungalow Revival on Howell Street Continues- Rocky Mount, NC

It all started with Justin Floyd and his wife when they restored this beautiful bungalow. (A full blog devoted to them coming soon.) I think of this home as a preservation 'poster child' in Rocky Mount when it comes to this prevalent architecture. The Duchess of Howell Street has followed Justin and it is one … Continue reading The Bungalow Revival on Howell Street Continues- Rocky Mount, NC

Porches & Rails – Part of the On-Going Preservation/Restoration in Rocky Mount, NC

If I were younger, if I'd won the lottery, I would save and restore this bungalow that I found while driving around. (Sorry, I don't have the address), but this was another love at first sight for me. I have expensive taste as you can see when you think of spending the money to give … Continue reading Porches & Rails – Part of the On-Going Preservation/Restoration in Rocky Mount, NC

The Conceptual Plan For Falls Road Streetscape and Park Site: Rocky Mount, NC

View a section of the Falls Road Streetscape and Depot Park Concept Plan! The project team used the feedback from the first phase of engagement to create this concept plan. What you are seeing is a polished culmination of the ideas from that public meeting. This second meeting for the public on Thursday, June 30th … Continue reading The Conceptual Plan For Falls Road Streetscape and Park Site: Rocky Mount, NC

Hoagy Carmichael Still Singing in Rocky Mount

Georgie - "Sing Nana's Song" You know me well enough to know that a Stepheny-story pops up on my social media a lot. I grew up listening to my parents sing the songs that have followed me through life. Stardust, Georgia on my Mind etc. There is only time to talk about the song, Melancholy … Continue reading Hoagy Carmichael Still Singing in Rocky Mount

Rocky Mount, NC: How About Spending A Percentage of What it Costs To Stuff Our Mailboxes With Campaign Material Like This…

HOLLY STREET I didn't think of this until it was too late. I wish I had counted all the pieces of mail that passed from the mailbox, which I read while walking through the 'cottage for two' before tossing all of it into my garbage. I saved two pieces to be sure I didn't forget … Continue reading Rocky Mount, NC: How About Spending A Percentage of What it Costs To Stuff Our Mailboxes With Campaign Material Like This…

Meet the Preservation’Duchess’ on Howell Street, Rocky Mount, NC

Adrienne Copland is restoring the home at 201 S. Howell Street on the corner of Western and Howell. I first wrote about Howell Street on: https://wordpress.com/post/mainstreetrockymount.com/11129 Today I am adding information about this restoration and the explanation for Adrienne's title, the duchess. In 1939, this house was auctioned as part of the estate of Sadie … Continue reading Meet the Preservation’Duchess’ on Howell Street, Rocky Mount, NC