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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.
I went back to the Summer of 1864 today. After 3 days of fighting in 1863  at Gettysburg, Pennsylvania, Robert E. Lee was forced to withdraw his troops to Virginia. Union casualties in the battle numbered 23,000, while the Confederates had lost some 28,000 men–more than a third of Lee’s army.  Bu...
If you asked a local where the top residential location in the Wilmington, Delaware area was, you would learn about Greenville. There are many fine homes here, ranging from the historic to the large newly constructed homes.Today we are going to tell you about the James Armor House, one of the his...
The numbers are in for real estate sales and listings in Southern Chester County, Pennsylvania for July 2017. Compared with the same period last year, new listings are down about 5%, although year to date figures are up about 2%.Compared to last July, sales are down about 9% and median sales pric...
           The  Market Report is in for July, 2017 in New Castle County, Delaware. For the year to date, the number of new listings is up 4.4%. Closed sales are also up, by 12% points, which is good for sellers. Also good news for sellers is that the median sales price is up half a percentage poi...
DELAWARE EVENTS "Whodunnit, A Murder Mystery," is happening at the Old State House on The Green in Dover on Saturday, August 5, 1p.m. – 2p.m. and 3 p.m.-4 p.m.  This interactive theatrical asks the audience to help Dr. James Sykes solve an 18th centuy murder.Free, but space is limited. Reserve yo...
Last night, Chester County's Town Tours and Village Walks met in West Whiteland Twp. , Pennsylvania. Shoppers know it as the home to the Exton Mall, but historians know that this area of Chester County has long been known as the "Great Valley." (Richard Thomas house, left) On the morning of Septe...
It was a rainy day today and I had driven through a heavy storm to get to the Farmers' Market in Kennett Square. The sky had cleared and I was headed home, waiting for a red light, when I noticed the car in front of me. When I was a child, we used to sit on the front porch and call out the types ...
This summer guests to Longwood Gardens in Kennett Square, Pennsylvania get a chance to see the fountains that have been totally rebuilt and that were under construction for a couple of years. I have been watching progress from 2015, when the old fountains had their statuary removed for preservati...
On last night's Town Tours and Village Walks,  we visited Trimbleville,  which was a key spot as the British army followed a maze of local roads on September 11, 1777 on the way to meet Washington's Continental army in Chadd's Ford. Local loyalists led Generals Howe and Cornwallis and 8500 soldie...
DELAWARE EVENTSStart your weekend with a bang on July 1 at Fort Delaware State Park. at 12:15 p.m. witness a heavy artillery demonstration from one of the largest Civil War-era cannons that still fires on a regular basis.  Then at 1:15 join a soldier or civilian for an inspection of the fort's ma...

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