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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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The W. G. Phillips House is part of the Greenbank Historic Area on Newport Gap Pike in Wilmington. Many know the area from visiting the Greenbank Mill and the adjacent Wilmington and Western Steam Railroad. The gardens have started blooming and add a colorful touch to this 1840 home set high on a...
03/21/2016
When this home was built around 1850, it was very lonely, being the only one on Cass St. in Middletown, Delaware. Middletown, located about 24 miles south of Wilmington, is an early crossroads town, one of the old Delaware towns not on a navigable waterway. It was originally a tavern stop about h...
03/13/2016
With a population of 1193 and a land area of .18 square miles, it’s hard to imagine it as an arts, antiques, and “eclectica” hot spot, but you can see it first hand Friday night from 5-8 p.m. Situated between the northern edge of Wilmington, Delaware and the Pennsylvania State line, this incorpor...
03/03/2016
Historic Homes E-Newsletter  March 2016 National Women’s History Month events are among 20 special programs at the museums of the State of Delaware by the Division of Historical and Cultural Affairs. All programs are free and open to the public. Highlights of the month include “From Prima Donnas ...
02/29/2016
I’ll have one of those 24’ ceilings, please!  That must be what the founders of the Philadelphia Athenaeum must have told architect John Notman in 1845 when he designed this grand Italianate Revival style building. And let’s put a grand marble front on it. Oh, the budget won’t stretch that far? O...
02/26/2016
 Council of Civic Organizations of Brandywine Hundred  Presents:  Looking Ahead: Significant Development Projects In Brandywine Hundred  For More Information, Contact:  Jaynine Warner of CCOBH (Council of Civic Organizations of Brandywine Hundred) at 302-250-3126 or jaynine.warner@farmersinsuranc...
02/24/2016
No, we are not all nuts in Delaware. Just a few of us willing to aspire to the highest level of license plate snobbery! Over the weekend, an auction was held in Rehoboth Beach for inherited low digit automobile license plate numbers. Delaware may be the last state to still recycle all its vehicle...
02/17/2016
Settled since 1609 by voyagers from England and claimed by the Crown since then, Bermuda is a mix of cultures still retaining the distinctive touch of the British Empire.  Although friends advised me to wait until warmer weather, I was ready for a trip to this island 995 miles from the shores of ...
02/05/2016
February 2016 Historic Homes E-Newsletter “Preservation 50—‘Preserving African-American History in Delaware: People, Places and Events’ ” Saturday, February 6, 1pm – 3pm the Old State House, 25 The Green, Dover, DE. A panel discussion exploring the latest research and findings on African-American...
02/02/2016
Four foot drifts? No problem!  I did get out a bit during the blizzard yesterday and cleared about a yard horizontally and maybe 18” deep, but the wind was blowing and it was still snowing. Seeing my neighbors across the street and next door out this morning shoveling their sidewalks and driveway...
01/24/2016
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