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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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2013 

  The New Castle Historical Society invites you to “Paranormal Investigations with Delmarva Historic Haunts” on Saturday, August 24 at 8:30 and 11:30 p.m.  This will take place in Historic Old New Castle at 3 of the town’s most historic and "active" buildings: The Amstel and Dutch Houses, and the...
07/30/2013
            Driving down south Brandywine Boulevard in Bellefonte, Delaware,  you pass the firehouse on your right, and just as you get to the corner of Marion Ave. at the traffic light, you will see Michael’s Barber shop, with the familiar candy striped pole. But those in the know will walk behi...
07/25/2013
First of all, you are probably saying, “What in the world is Brandywine Hundred?”  Historic writings say that the State of Delaware is divided into geographic areas called “Hundreds” based on an English model of areas able to raise 100 soldiers to fight for the king. Since George Washington refu...
07/24/2013
 A recent question from a South Graylyn Crest resident brought the latest figures on activity in the neighborhood for the last six months. The good news is that sale prices are up over 10% over 2012. And if you are wondering how to be the homeowner who gets the highest price but don't feel you ar...
07/20/2013
  Last Thursday was Blob day for Town Tours and Village Walks in Historic Yellow Springs in Chester County, Pennsylvania. In 1952, a young film director-producer purchased the historic village of Yellow Springs in Chester Springs and set up studios here. Irvin (Shorty) Shortness Yeaworth, Jr. (bo...
07/14/2013
              Today I am going to compare the nearby markets of New Castle County, Delaware, and Southern Chester County, Pennsylvania, for June, 2013.  As you can see above, there has been little change in the number of new listings in New Castle County over the same period last year. For the ye...
07/06/2013
Join the Delaware Historical Society and John Medkeff, beer historian, on Saturday, July 20 at 9:45 a.m. for a special bus, walking, and Riverview Cemetery tour (rain or shine!) exploring Wilmington's rich brewing past. Travel throughout Wilmington to exhume this buried beer history from the col...
07/02/2013
  Newark, Delaware Fourth of July 2013 This is a well-organized event held yearly at the University of Delaware Athletic Complex on South College Avenue, just off the Route 896 North exit of I-95. It features food, fun entertainment and a pyrotechnic show that gets better every year. The annual I...
07/01/2013
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