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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 

Old New Castle was the colonial capital of Delaware, and after the capital was moved to Dover during the Revolutionary War, it was the seat of New Castle County. Today it is a town with an elite historic district containing several house museums and an historic hexagonal library designed in 1892 ...
03/25/2010
I came across this recently and just had to share it and add to it. Top 10 reasons why people sell their homes: 1. Orange shag carpet  2. Dirty Garage (or I'm a hoarder!) 3. Noisy neighbors (or nosy ones) 4. Windows need washing 5. Not enough outlets (or GFI's?) 6. Grass needs mowing   7. Saw a s...
03/19/2010
I had received a card saying I would soon get a new remote-read electric meter on my house, and today turned out to be the day. Now I know for sure that there is a satellite going over Brandywine Hundred, north of Wilmington, Delaware. What a historic day for this humble house! Here is a picture ...
03/18/2010
Take advantage of a once in a lifetime opportunity--own the historic Ruston/McDowell house and mill in West Grove, Pennsylvania. This 5 bedroom 1 1/2 bath historic home and mill are on 4 acres. The original section of the house dates to 1740 with c. 1790 and 1810 additions. The house has old pine...
03/17/2010
A newly launched Website - www.FriendsOfFurness.org - celebrates the largest extant cluster of buildings designed by noted 19th-century architect Frank Furness, and they are located  right here in downtown Wilmington, Delaware, on the Christina Riverfront.    They  include: •·   The Pennsylvania ...
03/04/2010
Although the 19th Amendment to the U.S. Constitution was ratified in August of 1920, the State of Delaware specifically rejected the amendment on Jun 2, 1920.  It didn't approve the right of women to vote until Mar 6, 1923.The story of the key personalities in Delaware's role will be told in a fr...
03/01/2010
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