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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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Yuletide at Winterthur   A friend and  I took some time last night to see the Christmas Season exhibit in the duPont house at Winterthur Museum and Gardens .  The historic home was first occupied in 1839, with later additions. There are lots of Christmas trees, including one accented with purple ...
11/26/2015
Middletown, Delaware has come a long way in the last 12 years. Part of the reason is a $900 million one. That’s what it cost to build the Route 1  link between Dover and Christiana, thus making commuting to downstate Delaware from Wilmington and points north quicker and free of traffic lights unt...
11/03/2015
November 2015 Historic Homes E-Newsletter The Annual Meeting of the Delaware Historical Society will be held on November 5, 2015 at 5:30 p.m. The business meeting and program, "Inside the Delaware Historical Society's Transformation,"  will be followed by a members' reception,  at which time the ...
11/01/2015
The W. G. Phillips House, c. 1840, a historic home which is currently for sale, is part of the Greenbank Historic Area and was once home to one of the Phillips family of millers who ran the Greenbank Mill. Set on a hilltop on a half-acre lot surrounded by old granite walls, the house has become a...
10/28/2015
A recent visit to Claymont, Delaware for their annual tour turned out to be a little architectural history feast. One building I have always wanted to know more about was the Grubb-Worth Mansion. It stands behind a stone wall on Philadelphia Pike, also known as Route 13 and once called The King’s...
10/13/2015
The latest market report is in, and it is telling us that sellers have gained confidence since last year, proving this by 7% more homes being placed on the market. And they are happy they have done so, since there have been 18% more closed sales over the same period in 2014.  Not only that, but m...
10/12/2015
The popular South Graylyn Crest area welcomes you to a new listing at 1216 Faun Rd.  This four bedroom split level lets you relax on a screened porch backing to trees on a quarter acre lot. Plan on cozy evenings in front of a stone front wood-burning fireplace in the living room. Oak floors, chai...
10/12/2015
October 2015 Historic Homes E Newsletter Saturday, October 3, 2015 is  the 75th annual Chester County Day tour of homes to benefit The Women’s Auxiliary of the Chester County Hospital. This tour of homes and some public buildings will take place in the West Chester area this year. I always attend...
09/30/2015
The current featured exhibit at Winterthur Museum and Gardens is Tiffany Glass: Painting with Color and Light. When I visited recently, it was interesting to note the difference between this exhibit and the Tiffany exhibit and the traveling exhibit from the same collection (The Egon and Hildegar...
09/27/2015
Winterthur in September  I visited Winterthur’s garden the other day, and the weather was perfect. The leaves have not yet started to turn, but other signs that fall is here were evident. The first sign was a noisy chirping sound that I thought was a frog or peeper. It turned out that it was a ch...
09/21/2015
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