Tag Archives: Preservation

‘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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Preservation – Rocky Mount’s Historic Downtown Area Part 3-The Post Office

“It’s not what you look at that matters, it’s what you see.” ~ Henry David Thoreau I wish I’d written the following description of the post office, but like Harry Potter, I withdrew the information (memory) from a pensive. The … Continue reading

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What? A Bus Station That Is Good For The Soul?

I know you’re busy and think you have no time to be amazed, but some things are good for the soul and the restoration of a building is one of them. Go, lay your hands on the beautiful red brick, … Continue reading

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