David Jeptha (DJ) Rose
David Jeptha (DJ) Rose came to Rocky Mount in 1892 when it was a village of 800 people. He constructed some of the railroad’s largest buildings, including their roundtables and repair shops. Other local projects of note included the Hotel Ricks, the Masonic Temple, the Five Points Drug Store, the new Methodist and Presbyterian Churches, Planters Cotton Seed Oil factory, Rocky Mount’s Passenger Station and parts of Rocky Mount Mills. His projects and his reputation for integrity and dependability extended up and down the East coast. DJ Rose also served in key positions on several corporate Boards and served several terms on the Rocky Mount Board of aldermen.
Inducted into the Hall of Fame in 2015