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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 … Continue reading

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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 … Continue reading

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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 … Continue reading

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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 … Continue reading

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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 … Continue reading

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