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Looking for older and historic homes in the State of Delaware or in Chester County, Pennsylvania? Carolyn Roland tells you about Real Estate and gives you hints and stories about historic properties and sites. Call Carolyn Roland, selling older and historic homes in Delaware and Pennsylvania since 1987. Search historic homes in Delaware and Pennsylvania with the help of a trained Architectural Historian and Realtor.
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Last night, Chester County's Town Tours and Village Walks met in West Whiteland Twp. , Pennsylvania. Shoppers know it as the home to the Exton Mall, but historians know that this area of Chester County has long been known as the "Great Valley." (Richard Thomas house, left) On the morning of Septe...
07/21/2017
It was a rainy day today and I had driven through a heavy storm to get to the Farmers' Market in Kennett Square. The sky had cleared and I was headed home, waiting for a red light, when I noticed the car in front of me. When I was a child, we used to sit on the front porch and call out the types ...
07/14/2017
This summer guests to Longwood Gardens in Kennett Square, Pennsylvania get a chance to see the fountains that have been totally rebuilt and that were under construction for a couple of years. I have been watching progress from 2015, when the old fountains had their statuary removed for preservati...
07/08/2017
On last night's Town Tours and Village Walks,  we visited Trimbleville,  which was a key spot as the British army followed a maze of local roads on September 11, 1777 on the way to meet Washington's Continental army in Chadd's Ford. Local loyalists led Generals Howe and Cornwallis and 8500 soldie...
06/30/2017
DELAWARE EVENTSStart your weekend with a bang on July 1 at Fort Delaware State Park. at 12:15 p.m. witness a heavy artillery demonstration from one of the largest Civil War-era cannons that still fires on a regular basis.  Then at 1:15 join a soldier or civilian for an inspection of the fort's ma...
06/29/2017
If you liked this house at $485,000, you will love it at $450,000.  Lovely corner lot in the Gordon Heights section of North Wilmington is a one of a kind treasure with corner turrets, a slate roof, wrap-around porch and widow's walk topping it off.   The Chambers Mansion, c. 1894, is a glorious ...
06/26/2017
For more than the past 20 years, the Chinese American Community Center in Hockessin, Delaware has hosted a festival. Even though Wilmington's Italian and Greek Festivals preceed it by a week or two, I have always considered this the "go to" festival. Maybe it's because there are not inebriated pe...
06/23/2017
Chester County originally included present-day Delaware, Lancaster, and Berks counties. In 1729, Lancaster County was formed, creating the western boundary of Chester County. In 1752, a northern boundary was established with the creation of Berks County. With the drawing of the Mason-Dixon Line i...
06/16/2017
Now that the weather is heating up, it looks like the real estate market in New Castle County, Delaware, is nudging its way upward also.New listings (which is what the buyers are looking for) are up over May of 2016 by almost 17%.  Closed transactions and those about to close are also up, about 6...
06/13/2017
DELAWARE EVENTS   Yorklyn Day: Join the fun on Sunday, June 4, from 11 am to 5 pm, as we spotlight the history, heritage and spirit of Yorklyn, Delaware. With family and all ages events, an artisan's market, live music, food, antique auto rides and mansion tours (some events have a fee). Proceeds...
05/31/2017
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