Free Membership: Bungalow Society of Rocky Mount, NC

INVITATION The Bungalows of Rocky Mount, NC are scattered throughout the neighborhoods. Some are neglected and boarded up. Thankfully, many are now being saved by people who recognize their great value to Rocky Mount's housing availability. For fun, I decided we needed a Bungalow Society with a goal of bringing awareness to these gems. No … Continue reading Free Membership: Bungalow Society of Rocky Mount, NC

Rejoice and Rejoice Again in Rocky Mount, NC: Entrepreneur, Brian Bennett

Thanks to Bill West's article in The Telegram about Brian Bennett saving this house at 319 Marigold Street, we can rejoice about another Repairer of the Breach. Brian, like the lines from the song, is everything we hope for, everything we dream, he is so beautiful to me. In my wandering, I feel like I've … Continue reading Rejoice and Rejoice Again in Rocky Mount, NC: Entrepreneur, Brian Bennett

Rocky Mount NC Housing – Saving the 200 S. Block of Howell Street – One House at a Time

The Last Touches of Fresh Paint The Yellow Cream Color Railings Were Removed -New Porch Flooring Installed and Railings Repaired and Attached This Fabulous Bungalow Given a New Life Thanks to Adrienne Copland, who provided this information about the house. The house was built in 1914 by A. C. Nichols, Sr. A few years later, … Continue reading Rocky Mount NC Housing – Saving the 200 S. Block of Howell Street – One House at a Time

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

The Loss of Rocky Mount’s Shotgun Housing Must Stop

The needle of appreciation moved when The Fixer Upper HGTV show from Waco, TX, featured a shotgun on the show. (on right) In this era of alternative living space options, like the rentable River & Twine Tiny Houses at Rocky Mount Mills, the public has become intrigued with minimalism. Tiny Houses at Rocky Mount Mills … Continue reading The Loss of Rocky Mount’s Shotgun Housing Must Stop

New Podcast – A Day Older in Rocky Mount, NC

I had a birthday this week, a time of reflection. Questioning, "Who am I? Am I still growing and changing? Am I making a difference? Is the background music that I grew up with still humming in my heart? Downtown on my Main Street bench, I continue to meet people who become friends, teach me … Continue reading New Podcast – A Day Older in Rocky Mount, NC