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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.
William duPont,  Jr. was born in a 16th C manor house in Surrey, England. He grew up in Montpelier, the 1760's Virginia home of President James Madison. So if you  get the idea that he felt architecturally and well as financially privileged, you would probably be right.I considered these facts as...
February Happenings (not a few involving Abe and George)DelawareSaturday, February 25 from 7:00 to 10:00pm, the Winter Fundraiser at the Arsenal - Bootlegger's Bash, 30 Market Street, New Castle, Delaware. You are invited to the annual winter fundraiser of the New Castle Historical Society. Guest...
In 19th Century property maps, this home was called "Rolling Prairie" and was known to be the home of a mill owner with a mill on the nearby Christina Creek. This tributary has been turned into a peaceful lake, a perfect setting for this exquisite 4300 sq. ft. historic home. But not only does it ...
 The numbers are in for 2016 Real Estate market activity for Kent County Delaware. If we compare this to the report for New Castle County, just to the north, we find that new listings in Kent County are almost even with the previous year, where they were slightly down in New Castle County.Also, c...
 The figures are in for 2016 real estate activity in Southern Chester County, Pennsylvania. As in neighboring New Castle County, Delaware, new listings were down, almost 5%, with single family detached inventory down a startling 34%!  Talk about sellers hiding in their storm cellars!  Those that ...
The figures are in, and 2016 for New Castle County, Delaware show a whole lot of caution was going on, with the public generally still hesitant to put their homes on the market. New listings were down 4%, but those who chose to list generally found this situation resulted in them getting a median...
Things to do in January:Delaware                    Lewes Originally built as the Lewes branch of the Sussex Trust, Title & Safe Deposit Company, the Zwaanendael Club Museum Store is located at 302 Savannah Road at the corner of Savannah Road and Third Street. It is now the Lewes Historical Socie...
I thought Kennett Square was the only unusual "drop" with a giant stainless steel mushroom and the crowd singing "Sweet Caroline" at midnight, but the local Kennett Paper listed more Pennsylvania oddities, for example: Pittsburgh- a 1000 lb. illuminated ball made of recycled materials, symbol of ...
I remember back in the 1980's that we would drive up to Longwood Gardens in Kennett Square, Pennsylvania to drive through and see the Christmas lights. It was free of charge and cars would line up on Baltimore Pike and slowly crawl through a loop and see the decorated trees. How times have change...
Dreaming about a waterfront house with up-to-date amenities combined with authentic 18th century creds?  5 Lake Drive in Bear, Delaware is a  brick charmer an hour and a half from Rehoboth Beach, 25 minutes to downtown Wilmington, and minutes from library and a shopping center with over 40 stores...

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