historic and older homes in delaware: Did George Washington Sleep Here? - 08/09/19 10:51 AM
According to letters in the Read family archives, George Read I, Signer of the Declaration of Independence, was known to dine with George Washington in Philadelphia. And, according to records of the Society of the Descendants of the Signers of the Declaration of Independence, Read's home on The Strand in New Castle, Delaware, is known as a place where George Washington and many of the native and foreign Revolutionary generals and all foremost statesmen of the republic slept under its roof and enjoyed the hospitality of its owners.  Although the original house was lost to fire, the signer’s son George II … (3 comments)

historic and older homes in delaware: August 2018 Historic Homes E-Newsletter - 07/30/18 11:15 AM
DELAWARE EVENTS
 
 
The Hale-Byrnes House in Stanton announces 2 events in August:
Saturday, August 11 from 7:30-9:30 p.m. the American Revolution Round Table of Northern Delaware is sponsoring a talk by Glenn Williams on "Lord Dunmore's War:The Last Conflict of America's Colonial Era."
Sunday, August 12 from 3-5 p.m. Mike Dixon will speak on "Route 9"
Fee is $5 which includes coffee and dessert.
First Saturday in the First State activities in Dover begin at 9 a.m. with tours of Legislative Hall, the Old State House (photo), and the Johnson Victrola Museum. There will also be free tours of the Governor's House from 10-1 p.m.  at … (0 comments)

historic and older homes in delaware: Follies in Winterthur Garden a Playful Touch - 04/01/18 03:05 PM
On display at Winterthur Museum until January 5, 2019, Follies--Architectural Whimsey in the Garden is a new exhibit which has been placed outside in nature, rather than inside this world-famous museum of period interiors and furnishings. (photo taken through Neoclassical Folly)
I had been walking in the gardens this past week and watching construction happen in "real time" and had a chance to speak to one of the craftsmen for some inside info.  As a Realtor, I had been curious about the building permit posted at the Mirrored Folly (garden follies have a long tradition in England). Does this mean a demolition … (3 comments)

historic and older homes in delaware: Historic Homes for sale in Old New Castle, Delaware - 02/26/18 05:56 PM
 
Step back in time and experience the charm and beauty of colonial New Castle. Walk the cobblestone streets and enjoy the historic sites of this riverfront community.
Historic New Castle, Delaware is located just 10 minutes south of downtown Wilmington with easy access from I-95 and I-295. Overlooking the Delaware River, Historic New Castle is the oldest continuously occupied town in the Delaware Valley. And, thanks to preservation efforts, this vibrant, fully occupied community remains one of the most important Colonial/Federal villages in America – second only to Williamsburg, Virginia in the number and authenticity of its historic structures.  The New Castle … (0 comments)

historic and older homes in delaware: Historic Homes E-News December 2017 - 11/30/17 11:59 AM
Delaware Events
Holiday Craft Show and Taste of the Holidays at the Delaware Contemporary  (formerly the DCCA) will be Friday, December 1, from 5-9 p.m as part of the First Friday Art Loop in Wilmington. This will include the annual Holiday Craft Show and Taste of the Holidays with $1 samples of spirits to benefit Preston's March for Energy. On exhibit will be MFA opening reception, open artist studios, music, food trucks 
 First Saturdays in the First State presents Happy Holidays December 2 in Dover with several events happening from 9 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. The 2nd annual holiday celebration is a … (0 comments)

historic and older homes in delaware: Help is here to preserve your Delaware building - 11/16/17 01:18 PM
Thanks to Debbie Martin, Historic Preservation Planner for the City of Wilmington for the following update:
The Delaware Preservation Fund has announced the deadline for its next round of mini-grants for historically designated properties (individual properties or districts).  December 15, 2017 is the date, and information on all of their programs can be found at http://preservationde.org/delaware-preservation-fund/
 
They have small grants as well as low-fee bridge loans for larger preservation projects.  I was reminded in looking over their letter that work in historic cemeteries, such as stone maintenance, is an eligible activity.  Plenty of headstones that need righting out there!  Historically designated statuary, … (0 comments)

historic and older homes in delaware: Arts Festival Takes Over Brandywine Park - 09/10/17 04:17 PM
This weekend was perfect weather for the Brandywine Festival of the Arts, running the weekend after Labor Day pretty much since 1991. We have had this event with rainy weather, and dry weather with mud from a previous storm,  but the weather smiled on this event for 2017.
There were about 250 exhibitors, ranging from painters, printmakers, woodworkers, metal workers (i.e. these bells), jewelry makers, gourmet food purveyors and children's toys and clothes for all, as well as the traditional event t-shirts.
As always, people brought their dogs and watering bowls were available for these pets, since it was a warm day. The … (0 comments)

historic and older homes in delaware: Historic Homes E Newsletter September 2017 - 08/31/17 09:15 AM
 
DELAWARE EVENTS
The 110th Arden Fair in the historic community founded in 1900 as a radical Georgist single-tax community by sculptor  Frank Stephens  and architect Will Price  is Saturday, September 2nd from 10 a.m. to 6 p.m. (Rain Date the next day). And don't forget the beer and brats in the Shady Grove (pictured).
 
The following weekend, September 9 from 10 a.m. to 6 p.m. on Saturday, and from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. on Sunday the 10th is the Brandywine Festival of the Arts. It is held in historic
Brandywine Park on the Brandywine  River in Wilmington, Delaware. Don't forget … (0 comments)

historic and older homes in delaware: Market Report for New Castle County to March 1, 2017 - 03/22/17 02:16 PM

Compared with the year to February's end in 2016, the 2017 New Castle County real estate market report for the year so far shows almost 15% less inventory than the previous year. Not only that, but the median sales price is down 2%.
The good news is that pending sales are up almost 20%, and new listings in February were up almost 5%. Buyers are out there, but they are not finding the houses they are looking for.
The moral of the story for sellers is--call your Realtor® and get your market analysis as well as an evaluation of any defects … (2 comments)

historic and older homes in delaware: February 2017 Historic Homes E-Newsletter - 01/30/17 02:05 PM
February Happenings (not a few involving Abe and George)
Delaware
Saturday, 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. Guests will enjoy Prohibition-era cocktails prepared by a mixologist, silent films, best costume contest, Jazz band, photo booth and much more! Scofflaw? Teetotaler? All are welcome! Tickets are $85 per person, or $75 person for NCHS members, and must be reserved in advance. (image NCHS)
To reserve your spot today, please purchase your tickets here: Bootlegger's Bash … (0 comments)

historic and older homes in delaware: Experience some small town love + peaches! - 07/16/16 01:01 AM
Experience some small town love in Middletown, Delaware! The 2016 Middletown Olde-Tyme Peach Festival will be held Saturday August 20, 2016 beginning at 9am with the annual Peach parade on Broad Street and will conclude at 4pm.  Many activities are centered around Main Street.  Main Street and a portion of adjoining North Cass Street will be closed to traffic for the event.  Entertainment is scheduled throughout the day around town.  There are activities for children, a local artist exhibit, historical exhibits, a peach pie contest, crafts, music, food, games, and of course – Peaches!  The Peach Festival is a rain-or-shine event! … (2 comments)

historic and older homes in delaware: Queen Anne In Bellefonte Area Open Sunday 1-4 - 12/14/15 03:49 AM
This fabled Historic Home, the Chambers Mansion, was built c. 1894 for Miss Marion Clark on 16 acres is in an area named Gordon Heights by an earlier landowner from Scotland, Elliot McNair. The Clark land had been a park with a picnic area, situated high above the Delaware River. It was a lovely spot to build her Queen Anne home with not only 2 balconies and turrets, but also a widow’s walk accessed through the attic with a view of the land extending down to the River. At the turn of the last century, the Delaware River shoreline was a … (2 comments)

historic and older homes in delaware: March 2014 Historic Homes Newsletter - 02/28/14 04:08 AM
March 2014 Historic Homes Newsletter  

The Alrichs House in Port Penn, Delaware is being offered for free.  It was featured in the March issue of This Old House Magazine. This c. 1760 home is a rare survival of Delaware’s Dutch heritage, built by Peter Alrich, the grandson of a settler who arrived in Delaware around 1657. The house is presently owned by Delaware Wildlands as part of a 300 acre parcel which they wish to preserve. Preservationists and archaeologists are concerned that offering this home free to anyone who moves it somewhere else would destroy the context of the … (2 comments)

 
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