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Main Street Christmas Reflection with Love from Stepheny

The year is winding down and within all of us remain the children we once were who still anticipate Christmas. Based on comments you have left on this blog, Christmas memories are some of your favorite when remembering Main Street Rocky Mount; … Continue reading

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Partnering With Stepheny – Beginning February 2019

l 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, I’m heading up a new Advocacy committee for Preservation Rocky Mount. I know many … Continue reading

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‘Main Street’ Belongs to All of Us -Another Program Idea For The Restoration of Main Street’s Facades – Part 3

I have sought out Amy Facca again who is a historic preservation planner, architectural historian, and grant writer with a strong interest in economic development. In Oct. 2013 she wrote an informative piece about various emerging facade improvement programs that … Continue reading

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‘Main Street’ Belongs to All of Us – Part 1

It has been said that Rocky Mount has the best collection of historically significant architecture in the entire state. We’ll take that compliment. We have beautiful examples of what successful preservation looks like thanks to Peter Varney whose watch included … Continue reading

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Rocky Mount’s Sears Catalog Homes – A Significant Architectural Asset – Part 2

“If we do not honor our past, we lose our future. If we destroy our roots, we cannot grow.”
— Friedensreich Hundertwasser Austrian-born artist and architect In doing research for the blog, I meet the most interesting people. Yesterday it was Rose Thornton … Continue reading

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Historic Bellemonte House on Wesleyan College Campus – Soon to be a B & B – Hopefully Serving Tea

  The Bellemonte House, constructed between 1817 and 1825, may not be on your radar screen, but it soon will be. It was moved last year to a beautiful wooded lot on Bishop Road on the back side of Wesleyan … Continue reading

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So What About the East Durham Pie Company?

This is how it is being done, folks.  Close your eyes, think of downtown Rocky Mount and one of our many historic architectural buildings. When you open your eyes, read this announcement from the East Durham Pie Company   Signing … Continue reading

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