D.J. Rose and Son Architectural Drawings and Project Files 1899-1971

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Creator
D.J. Rose & Son, Inc.
Size
177.85 linear feet (141 flat folders, 103 archival boxes, 27 legal boxes, 23 tubes, 24 cartons, 6 flat boxes, 5 oversize boxes); 72 Megabytes; 23 Files
Call number
MC 00528

The D. J. Rose and Son Architectural Drawings and Project Files consist of architectural drawings, project files, blueprints, and other materials relating to the construction projects of D. J. Rose and Son. These materials date from approximately 1907 to 1970. The hundreds of rolls of architectural drawings include works by some of North Carolina's leading architects, such as Benton and Benton of Wilson, North Carolina, John C. Stout of Rocky Mount, NC, and Joseph F. Leitner of Wilmington, NC. The collection also contains materials relating to the business operations of D. J. Rose and Son, including bank statements, receipts, invoices, personal journals, and correspondences.

David Jeptha Rose (1861-1940) was a lifelong builder who moved from Johnston County to Rocky Mount in 1890. Rose established D. J. Rose and Son which is the oldest continuously operating general contracting firm in North Carolina. Rose's sons, Ira Woodall Rose and Dillon Jeptha Rose, joined the firm in 1930. After Rose's death in 1940, Ira and Dillon led the opeations of the company. The company completed construction projects not only in Rocky Mount, but throughout the eastern United States. Among their construction projects were textile and tobacco mills, banks, courthouses, railroad stations, power plants, hospitals, churches, and many other commercial and residential buildings. They worked with clients such as Carolina Telephone and Telegram, Atlantic Coastline Railroad, financial institutions, and pharmaceutical companies. The year 2015 marked D. J. Rose and Son's 125th anniversary.

Biographical/historical note

David Jeptha Rose (1861-1940) was a lifelong builder who moved from Johnston County to Rocky Mount in 1890. Rose established D. J. Rose and Son which is the oldest continuously operating general contracting firm in North Carolina. Rose's sons, Ira Woodall Rose and Dillon Jeptha Rose, joined the firm in 1930. After Rose's death in 1940, Ira and Dillon led the opeations of the company. The company completed construction projects not only in Rocky Mount, but throughout the eastern United States. Among their construction projects were textile and tobacco mills, banks, courthouses, railroad stations, power plants, hospitals, churches, and many other commercial and residential buildings. They worked with clients such as Carolina Telephone and Telegram, Atlantic Coastline Railroad, financial institutions, and pharmaceutical companies. The year 2015 marked D. J. Rose and Son's 125th anniversary.

Scope/content

The D. J. Rose and Son Architectural Drawings and Project Files consist of architectural drawings, project files, blueprints, and other materials relating to the construction projects of D. J. Rose and Son. These materials date from approximately 1907 to 1970. The hundreds of rolss of architectural drawings include works by some of North Carolina's leading architects, such as Benton and Benton of Wilson, North Carolina, John C. Stout of Rocky Mount, NC, and Joseph F. Leitner of Wilmington, NC. The collection also contains materials relating to the business operations of D. J. Rose and Son, including bank statements, receipts, invoices, personal journals, and correspondences.

A few of the blueprints included in this collection are of buildings listed on the National Register of Historic Places. These buildings are the Imperial Tobacco Company factory building, the National Bank of Rocky Mount, an Atlantic Coast Line Railroad Company train station, and the Carolina Telephone and Telegraph office building. All of these buildings are in Rocky Mount, North Carolina.

Arrangement

The collection is arranged in nine series: (1) Project Files, (2) Blueprints and Architectural Drawings, (3) Correspondence, (4) Financial and Office Records, (5) Employment Materials, (6) Rental Properties and Other Business Ventures, (7) Farm Papers, (8) Professional and Personal Associations and Papers, and (9) Publications and Advertisements

Access to the collection

Collection is open for research; access requires at least 48 hours advance notice. We perform virus scans upon ingest and upon request for access. However, not all virus software profiles will catch all threats, especially newer, not yet recognized ones. The researcher assumes all risk when opening files.

Additional conditions may apply.

Some series contain digital media. Because of the nature of certain archival formats, including digital and audio-visual materials, access will require additional advanced notice. Pending staff review and approval, access will be provided for use in the SCRC Reading Room upon request. Access may be restricted.

Use of these materials

The nature of the NC State University Libraries' Special Collections means that copyright or other information about restrictions may be difficult or even impossible to determine despite reasonable efforts. The NC State University Libraries claims only physical ownership of most Special Collections materials.

The materials from our collections are made available for use in research, teaching, and private study, pursuant to U.S. Copyright law. The user must assume full responsibility for any use of the materials, including but not limited to, infringement of copyright and publication rights of reproduced materials. Any materials used for academic research or otherwise should be fully credited with the source.

This collection may contain materials with sensitive or confidential information that is protected under federal or state right to privacy laws and regulations. Researchers are advised that the disclosure of certain information pertaining to identifiable living individuals represented in this collection without the consent of those individuals may have legal ramifications (e.g., a cause of action under common law for invasion of privacy may arise if facts concerning an individual's private life are published that would be deemed highly offensive to a reasonable person) for which North Carolina State University assumes no responsibility.

Preferred Citation

[Identification of item], D. J. Rose and Son Architectural Drawings and Project Files, MC 00528, Special Collections Research Center, NC State University Libraries, Raleigh, NC

Source of acquisition

Gift of Dillon Rose, Sr., Dillon Rose, Jr., and William Marshburn, 2014 (Accessions 2014.0152 and 2014.0153)

Processing information

Processed by: Gwynn Thayer and Jessica Serrao, June 2015, Hannah Chapman, 2020 August-2022 May and Shima Hosseininasab, 2022 June-August; machine-readable finding aid by: Gwynn Thayer and Jessica Serrao, June 2015, Hannah Chapman, 2020 August-2022 May and Shima Hosseininasab, 2022 June-August

Please note that some historical materials may contain harmful content and/or descriptions. Learn how we’re addressing it.

Access to the collection

Collection is open for research; access requires at least 48 hours advance notice. We perform virus scans upon ingest and upon request for access. However, not all virus software profiles will catch all threats, especially newer, not yet recognized ones. The researcher assumes all risk when opening files.

Additional conditions may apply.

Some series contain digital media. Because of the nature of certain archival formats, including digital and audio-visual materials, access will require additional advanced notice. Pending staff review and approval, access will be provided for use in the SCRC Reading Room upon request. Access may be restricted.

Preferred Citation

[Identification of item], D.J. Rose and Son Architectural Drawings and Project Files, MC 00528, NC State University Libraries Special Collections Research Center

Use of these materials

The nature of the NC State University Libraries' Special Collections means that copyright or other information about restrictions may be difficult or even impossible to determine despite reasonable efforts. The NC State University Libraries claims only physical ownership of most Special Collections materials.

The materials from our collections are made available for use in research, teaching, and private study, pursuant to U.S. Copyright law. The user must assume full responsibility for any use of the materials, including but not limited to, infringement of copyright and publication rights of reproduced materials. Any materials used for academic research or otherwise should be fully credited with the source.

This collection may contain materials with sensitive or confidential information that is protected under federal or state right to privacy laws and regulations. Researchers are advised that the disclosure of certain information pertaining to identifiable living individuals represented in this collection without the consent of those individuals may have legal ramifications (e.g., a cause of action under common law for invasion of privacy may arise if facts concerning an individual's private life are published that would be deemed highly offensive to a reasonable person) for which North Carolina State University assumes no responsibility.