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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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2010 

     These are before and after photos of the office of J & S. Contractors on Williamson Street in the Forty Acres neighborhood of Wilmington, Delaware. Built around 1895 as a livery stable to serve the workers in the nearby row houses and single family homes, it had been used by a plumbing suppl...
01/30/2010
We had the rare opportunity last week to watch the re-installation of a restored Palladian window at a house museum in Old New Castle, Delaware.  The George Read II House was built around 1800 by the son of a signer of the Declaration of Independence. This window is at the end of the hall on the...
01/27/2010
Well, there are windows, and then there are windows. This posting is going to be about windows. Sounds simple, right?  First, let's look at a window which has the different parts broken down (courtesy of a display at the George Read II House in New Castle, Delaware). Starting at the bottom, there...
01/24/2010
If you are looking for an update on the history of Wilmington Delaware, and how to do research at the Delaware Historical Society, there is a great series of videos put out by the City of Wilmington. This one talks about the beginnings of the City of Wilmington and brings it up to date as far as ...
01/19/2010
If you are in an historic house and are in a room that pretty obviously was the kitchen, it doesn't take a genius to figure it out.  Our first picture is of an early 18th Century home near West Grove, Pennsylvania. There is an obvious hearth made of brick, and a large wooden beam forming the fron...
01/09/2010
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