Tag Archives: Preservation

The Emerging Scene On Main Street -Dedicated to David Joyner – A Speaker at the Main Street Conference

“Architecture is the thoughtful making of space.” ― Louis Khan At the Main Street Conference in New Bern, I signed up for one of the tours in order to see 3 properties, one in it’s gutted stage, and two ‘living … Continue reading

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Do You SEE What I See? – For Sale – The Gas Station On The Corner of Thomas and Franklin Streets

    Every time I pass by, I slow down and look at a corner Shell gas station that is for sale on Thomas and Franklin streets.  My imagination takes over and a successful restaurant materializes. The reuse of old stations … Continue reading

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Exciting News: Twenty Two Lofts on Main Street – Buildings Saved By Troy Davis

The first time I explored the alley behind Davis Furniture Company I was intrigued and excited to see some renovation had already taken place. It was quite a shock, however, to see the back of two buildings two doors down … Continue reading

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The Artist’s Eye Upon The Emerging Main Street Scene

I’m always interested in watercolor sketches of architecture. I want you to see these prints of several familiar North Carolina cities that are available on Etsy. Soon enough Rocky Mount will warrant a poster. This is a call to our local … 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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Caring About Old Buildings on Main Street – Part 1

After playing with Tinker Toys and Lincoln Logs, I decided to become an architect. That is until my sophomore year in high school when I had to go to summer school to pass Geometry. They gave me a C to … Continue reading

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Advocating for Rocky Mounts’ Shot Gun Houses – Gifts That Keep on Giving

I know the last thing on your mind as we enter this Holy Season is the shotgun houses of Rocky Mount. Under your tree, however, I am leaving this last blog post for 2019. (The Main Street Facebook page will … Continue reading

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