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    The Andrew Eliason House, c. 1856 at 4353 Summit Bridge Road in Middletown, Delaware announces our first Open House this Sunday, September 20, 2015. Once known as "Twin Hollies," this Italianate style brick home (often inaccurately called a Peach Mansion but built before the peach boom) was b...
If a Craftsman styled bungalow is on your “want” list, you need to visit 1300 Casho Mill Road in Newark, Delaware.   Located close to the University of Delaware, this 3 bedroom, 2 bath home has its own little bucolic setting on .3 acre with trees, plantings, and 3 sheds (one formerly used as pott...
When I saw this announcement today, I immediately thought about a recent visit to Coatesville Pennsylvania and seeing for the first time their memorial to 9-11. The steel for the World Trade Center had been constructed of steel made by Lukens Steel workers in Coatesville. The National Iron & Stee...
So what happens after dark at Longwood Gardens in Kennett Square, Pennsylvania?  Some call it psychedelic, some call it a wonder, I call it brilliant.  With eerie eclectronic music playing, Nightscape: A Light and Sound Experience” by Klip Collective transforms the landscape by projecting images ...
September 2015 Historic Homes E NewsletterShugart’s Sunday is happening in Historic Sugartown PA starting at 2 p.m. on September 13. In 1804, Eli Shugart opened a tavern to serve weary travelers. Though he only stayed two years, the village became known as “Shugart’s Town.” He must have thrown a ...
A sunny day at the Jersey Shore, historic homes, historic buildings, and an historic town--what could be a better way to spend a day for a history nut like me and a willing friend? The Towne of Historic Smithville began as a stagecoach stop in 1787. Since we didn’t have to bump over rough trails...
The Historic Eliason House, Middletown Delaware. The Eliason House was built in 1856 in the then-fashionable  Italianate style by Andrew Eliason (1810-1890). Since he was a subscriber to Thomas Scharf’s 1888 History of Delaware, he was able to write his own biography for the book, describing how...
 Last week, the Town Tours of Chester County, Pennsylvania visited West Grove. Our group was told that the village of West Grove derived it’s name from the Friends Meeting House on Harmony Road which was built in 1787 on the western edge of London Grove Township. West Grove was separated from Lon...
This last week the Chester County, Pennsylvania Town Tour was in Coatesville, and the star was a woman who died in 1854.  Rebecca Webb Pennock Lukens’ father would take her to his Federal Slitting Mill as a child, so she was no stranger to industry. Even today, a cluster of Lukens family homes on...
August 2015 Historic Homes E-Newsletter  Battles at Boone: A Revolutionary Encampment will happen at the historic Daniel Boone Homestead, Berks County, Pennsylvania, August 15 & 16, 2015, from 9:00AM to 4:00PM  The Friends of the Daniel Boone Homestead are excited to offer another living history ...

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