Tag Archives: Preservation Rocky Mount

Tell Me I’m Not Wrong About The ‘Band of Brothers’ on Main Street

I tend to romanticize things on Main Street…..I offer no apology. This tendency explains how I came to believe there is a Band of Brothers changing the scene in historic downtown. I love meeting and writing about individuals from various … Continue reading

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You Can Come Home Again – Erwin Wilde Did – Home To Machaven

Erwin Wilde came home to Machaven last night. A house built in 1907-1908 for her grandmother, and James Hines, her grandfather, a leading businessman, civic leader. H.P.S. Keller was the architect for the 2 1/2-story, Classical Revival style brick dwelling with … Continue reading

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Preservation Rocky Mount Membership Gathers at Machaven Tonight – January 7th

I’m looking forward to this Members Only opportunity: People interested in the preservation of our architectural inventory will be gathering  in this special place that is alive and well again. Machaven: A crown jewell in the community. You may join … Continue reading

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‘Planting Your Flag in the Ground’ – Another City Council Meeting

“If you have eyes to see past the broken glass and boarded facades, if you look up as I do, you will see what I see. Commercial architecture holding the heartbeat and stories of Rocky Mount.” -Stepheny Houghtlin This quote … Continue reading

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Partnering with Stepheny – February 13th – 6:00PM – Station Square

YOU ARE INVITED Preservation of our architectural assets needs a critical mass of people who are interested in having a voice in the matter. As a board member of Preservation Rocky Mount,  I’m heading up a new Advocacy committee. I … Continue reading

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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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