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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.
NOVEMBER EVENTS Friday, November 2 from 5-7 p.m. is the Art Loop in Wilmington,  including 20+ galleries in Downtown Wilmington, New Castle, Arden, Bellefonte, and Greenville. Always fun, lots of original art, plus snacks and drinks are offered at most places, and you meet the most interesting pe...
On a walk this week around Winterthur gardens, I decided to take "the path less traveled" to areas beyond the meadows I usually skirt. After passing the Neoclassical Folly, which stood out in the late afternoon sun in a field which looked much more interesting and green than it had in April, I fo...
An example of the fine historic homes currently on the market is the S. Marston Fox Home in North Wilmington.  It's time to review the numbers for New Castle County Delaware for September, 2018. As you can see from the chart, the number of new listings was down almost 11%  from 2017 numbers. Beca...
Last week's Chester County Day Tour introduced me to a spot which I found uniquely interesting nestled among the historic homes open for the day.  The 1793 Gunkle Spring Mill is located on Route 401 and Moores Road in East Whiteland Twp.  Jeff Dore, the Chair of the Township Historic Commission w...
Realtors are engaged in a "helping" profession, and as such, are eager and ready to serve potential clients wishing to purchase a home. But there are some guidelines which should help these potential clients through the process (and there is a process) without going into time wasting "rabbit hole...
I was early for a Society of Architectural Historians meeting at the Athenaeum on Washington Square the other day, so I took some time and explored the Square and the Curtis Building, which faces it. One of the original 5 squares laid out by William Penn, the history of the area is below: In the ...
Delaware EventsDemystifying Historic Preservation in Delaware: The facts, myths, and economic benefits of historic preservation will be presented Thursday, October 4, 2018, 9 a.m. to 12:00 noon at the Barrett Room on B-Floor of the Duncan Center, 500 Loockerman St Dover, DE 19904.  This  IPA trai...
While visiting historic Longwood Gardens in Kennett Square, Pennsylvania the other day, I got to wondering what influenced Pierre S. duPont when he built his fountain display. It turns out, one of the events practically in his back yard was a big influence.While he always preferred to live amid t...
A waterfront site on the Delaware River is now a State Park, thanks to the efforts of S. Marston Fox, who lived just up the road from the River and felt it needed to be more than just a toxic dump. Thanks to Fox and his neighbors, we can now enjoy Fox Point State Park.Not only that, but the Craft...
Sometimes I just get determined to do something that does not seem like a really good idea.  This happened the other evening when a friend and I decided that that forecast of rain was really just a chance of rain and headed out to Longwood Gardens in Kennett Square.We had tickets for the 9:15 fou...

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