Preservation – Rocky Mount’s Historic Downtown Area Part 1 -May and Gorham Building

 “We want cities to understand that historic buildings are a resource.... figure out how to restore and reuse them and keep them in active service for their community.” National Trust president - Stephanie K. Meeks         Preservation Rocky Mount Organization Visits the May Gorham Building A new generation is embracing the diversity, … Continue reading Preservation – Rocky Mount’s Historic Downtown Area Part 1 -May and Gorham Building

Mr. Charles Grimes at Home in a D.J. Rose house

“No friendship is an accident. ”  O. Henry, Heart of the West Driving slowly down the 1200 block of Sunset Avenue, I spotted a couple standing on their front porch. Hopefully they could help me. Though they knew nothing about D.J. Rose, they assured me that Mr. Grimes, living next door, was the one to … Continue reading Mr. Charles Grimes at Home in a D.J. Rose house

Down the Road A Piece – Another D.J. Rose Residence

     In Kentucky there is a saying I learned while at University. The last line written in some directions to a party said, "Turn right. The house is down the road a piece." It was one of many new colloquialisms a girl from Evanston, IL. would learn after arriving in Lexington. One of my favorites … Continue reading Down the Road A Piece – Another D.J. Rose Residence

Looking for D.J. Rose Homes – A Gem on Tarborro Street

“I could go to a dozen houses, scrape away the dirt, and find his footprints..." Brenda Sutton Rose (no relation) We've all admired residential architecture while driving slowly down a tree lined street. We may remember who once lived in the beautiful homes along the way. Perhaps we think, what might life be like if … Continue reading Looking for D.J. Rose Homes – A Gem on Tarborro Street

The Home D.J. Rose Built For His Family – Sunset Ave

“Old houses are filled with memories, with the faded echoes of voices. Drops of tears,      the ring of laughter, the edge of tempers that over the years have seeped into the walls. These houses carry in their wood and stone, their brick and mortar a kind of ego that is nearly human.” A … Continue reading The Home D.J. Rose Built For His Family – Sunset Ave