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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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New Year’s Eve at Longwood Gardens near Kennett Square, PA was the place to be. Friends and I went out to dinner at the nearby Mendenhall Inn in Mendenhall PA and drove up the road to see the lights at Longwood.  One friend had never been there during the holidays and was amazed by the proliferat...
01/01/2016
January 2016 Historic Homes E Newsletter  The New Castle Historical Society asks you to “Save the date” for February 20, their annual Winter Fundraiser, “Roaring 20’s Bootlegger’s Bash”.The Delaware Humanities Forum programs for January include: January 11, 6:30 p.m. at the Elsmere Library, All O...
12/31/2015
Outside of Wilmington, Delaware is a rural Gothic home called Rockwood. The mansion was built between 1851-1854 for Joseph Shipley, a merchant banker originally from Wilmington. The Mansion was Shipley's retirement home. Shipley spent most of his life in Liverpool, England where he became wealthy...
12/28/2015
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 ...
12/14/2015
December 2015 Historic Homes E Newsletter  First Saturday in the First State programs on December 5 include: “Quill Pen Writing and 18th Century Transcription.” Write a fancy letter the old-fashioned way with a quill pen while also learning how to translate historic documents. The Old State House...
11/30/2015
Yuletide at Winterthur   A friend and  I took some time last night to see the Christmas Season exhibit in the duPont house at Winterthur Museum and Gardens .  The historic home was first occupied in 1839, with later additions. There are lots of Christmas trees, including one accented with purple ...
11/26/2015
Middletown, Delaware has come a long way in the last 12 years. Part of the reason is a $900 million one. That’s what it cost to build the Route 1  link between Dover and Christiana, thus making commuting to downstate Delaware from Wilmington and points north quicker and free of traffic lights unt...
11/03/2015
November 2015 Historic Homes E-Newsletter The Annual Meeting of the Delaware Historical Society will be held on November 5, 2015 at 5:30 p.m. The business meeting and program, "Inside the Delaware Historical Society's Transformation,"  will be followed by a members' reception,  at which time the ...
11/01/2015
The W. G. Phillips House, c. 1840, a historic home which is currently for sale, is part of the Greenbank Historic Area and was once home to one of the Phillips family of millers who ran the Greenbank Mill. Set on a hilltop on a half-acre lot surrounded by old granite walls, the house has become a...
10/28/2015
A recent visit to Claymont, Delaware for their annual tour turned out to be a little architectural history feast. One building I have always wanted to know more about was the Grubb-Worth Mansion. It stands behind a stone wall on Philadelphia Pike, also known as Route 13 and once called The King’s...
10/13/2015
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