Rose Street: A Preservation Dream Come True

I’m on a Rocky Mount ‘high’ after spending time on ROSE STREET checking things out. Research consistantly points out that restoring one home leads to the next. People get inspired, they see that it can be done, and pride in the outcome spreads down the street. One of the most beautiful architectural jewels in Rocky … Continue reading Rose Street: A Preservation Dream Come True

Join Me For A New 5 Minute Podcast -July 14, 2021

I am having fun with another social media opportunity to talk about Main Street Rocky Mount, NC. It's called Podcasting! The basketball expression...let the game come to you...has proved to be true when it comes to the subject of each episode. Something is happening downtown or the latest book I'm reading jump starts my imagination. … Continue reading Join Me For A New 5 Minute Podcast -July 14, 2021

Podcast Day: “Every Brick Wants to be Something.”

I hope you have started listening to the 5-minute podcast, Talking Main Street with Stepheny. The brick of Rocky Mount is near to my heart. I would like you to appreciate the beauty of brick in the commercial architecture of Main Street and beyond. I'm learning 'more better' with each episode. Put brick on your … Continue reading Podcast Day: “Every Brick Wants to be Something.”

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 one of the dwindling examples of two-story Queen Anne's that once stood near the central … Continue reading Telling Our Architectural Story – Part Of Welcoming New People To Rocky Mount

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 of the moment.”
 Ken Burns Adrienne Copland is an active voice in the Rocky Mount … Continue reading 306 Villa is on the Demolition List – If Lost – Can It Serve as Our Penn Station