Looking At The Queen Anne Hotel in New Orleans – A Reminder Of Our Own Rocky Mount NC Treasures – Preservation and Perspective

The Queen Anne Hotel has a steep gabled roof, asymmetrical shape and dormer windows Named for its style of architecture, dating from 1880-1910. IF ONLY....those cities that are trying to revitalize their historic downtown core areas all had a Queen Anne Hotel like the one pictured above. But wait, here in Rocky Mount we have … Continue reading Looking At The Queen Anne Hotel in New Orleans – A Reminder Of Our Own Rocky Mount NC Treasures – Preservation and Perspective

D.J. Rose – Leading Character in the Rocky Mount Story With An Invitation – Part 3

Another spring unfolds, days warm, flowering trees unfurl and catch us by surprise when glimpsed through the garden. Something happens to us this time of year; a longing for things past. We close our eyes and remember moments we would like to experience again. Perhaps sitting beside one of our parents listening to them read … Continue reading D.J. Rose – Leading Character in the Rocky Mount Story With An Invitation – Part 3

D.J. Rose – Movie Star or Contractor? – Part 2

I could make up a story about D. J. Rose, and tell you he was a movie star. Based on this photograph, would you doubt me? This gorgeous man has long settled into his place on the family tree, yet he is not forgotten. I've gazed at this photograph, hoping Mr. Rose would reveal himself. … Continue reading D.J. Rose – Movie Star or Contractor? – Part 2