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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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2012 

Circle Sunday, July 29 on your calendar. From 1 to 3 PM you will have a chance to find the answer to your dream of owning an important historic home. The Henry Webster House was built for a mill owner around the time of the revolution in what was then Brandywine Hundred, north of the City of Wilm...
07/28/2012
Back in Revolutionary War times, things were tough in Delaware. The millers in Brandywine Village were told by George Washington to hide their mill stones so that the Redcoats would not get them. Old George himself even took over what we now call the Hale-Byrnes House on White Clay Creek, south o...
07/25/2012
  Unlike their neighbors directly to the south in Delaware, Southern Chester County is still improving at a good pace. Although the number of listings is down, closed sales for June 2012 are up 45 PERCENT! And pending sales are up almost 36% for the year to date. On top of all this good news, av...
07/18/2012
If buyers get the feeling that the house they are looking for is just not on the market yet, they can understand why by looking at the June 2012  Market Report for New Castle County, Delaware. There are more than 25% less properties available to look at than there were a year ago. And if you ask...
07/17/2012
Tales of Scandal and Scoundrels was the theme of the Town Tours and Village Walks in historic Kennett Square, Pennsylvania on Thursday night. Part of a series of programs held every summer on Thursday nights run by Chester County, the Kennett Square Borough Historical Commission always puts on a ...
07/14/2012
Early in the 1770's, miller John Marshall used stone removed from the banks of the Brandywine River to build a millrace (feeding water from the Brandywine to an offshoot meant to turn a mill wheel) to build his house(below, Lea-Derrickson House, now the home of the Junior League of Wilmington). A...
07/09/2012
Today and tomorrow bring the reappearance of the Ice Cream Festival at Rockwood Park in Wilmington.  As a long-time volunteer from the "old original" festival in the 80's and 90's, I was interested in seeing what an outside organizer could do. Of course, it is the same man who brought back the Br...
07/07/2012
The July 2012 Historic Homes News Dover, Delaware is having more activities than you can possibly participate in on July 4. From 9-6 Welcome Center galleries open, Historic Dover Scavenger Hunt, State House open, Colonial games for kids at the John Bell House, Legislative Hall open (our Capital b...
07/02/2012
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