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Villa Place Tales – The Kids that Grew Up in Villa Place

She sat on the porch and watched the moon rise. Soon its amber fluid drenched the earth and quenched the thirst of the day. Zora Neale Hurston (edited SFH) Throughout the South you find front porches tucked beneath deep overhangs. These … Continue reading

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Architectural Salvage – For Preservationists, Tinkers and Gardeners

I “You must learn how to extract things of value out of things that seem totally worthless.” Pastor Adelaja Sunday What the heck is the Preservation Architectural Salvage Store? It sells historic and reclaimed architectural features. Items are donated to the … Continue reading

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Preservation – Rocky Mount’s Historic Downtown Part 2 – People’s Bank

Saturday: The rain slashes the windows, all color drained from the day. Hurricane Matthew has mustered enough strength to hurl a downpour upon us. In writing about People’s Bank, part of the Preservation Rocky Mount tour last Sunday, a black … Continue reading

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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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Preservation Rocky Mount Invites You

I hope reading this blog has encouraged your interest in the great architectural inventory of Rocky Mount and area. This invitation is an opportunity to visit the May & Gorham Building, Post Office and People’s Bank with Preservation Rocky Mount … Continue reading

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Getting Involved the Rocky Mount Way

“It has been said that, at its best, preservation engages the past in a conversation with the present over a mutual concern for the future.”  William Murtagh Don’t get left behind when it comes to what’s happening in Rocky Mount. There … Continue reading

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