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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.
THE GEORGE READ II HOUSEBuilt between 1801 and 1804, this home belonged to the son of George Read I, signer of the Declaration of Independence and the Constitution. Containing 22 rooms, it reflects both the symmetry of the Georgian style and the attenuation of the Federal style as it came into po...
DELAWARE EVENTS First Saturday in the First State programs on Saturday, February 3 will include:"An Eagle on his Button and a Musket on his Shoulder: African-American Soldiers in the Civil War" 9 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. at the John Bell House, 43 The Green, Dover. Discover USCT heroes from Delaware who...
It looks like historic preservation was at the top of the agenda this morning for over 50 civic minded volunteers who gathered at the Chester County General Services Center for an exchange of ideas. Led by members of the County Planning Commission and sponsored by the Chester County Historic Pres...
If you are looking for good news about real estate in Northern Delaware, be prepared to look at the following with your "positive attitude" hat firmly in place.If you are a potential home seller, compare the numbers for this past December to the previous year. Seven percent fewer homes were on th...
We regularly get industry "insider" newsletters and the one today made me wonder what world these people live in.  Cozy blankets galore. Nothing is better than a snuggly blanket on a cool winter evening. Drape heavier blankets over sofas, chairs or reading nooks, and even fold one up by the firep...
DELAWARE EVENTS Many house museums are closed for the Winter, so we are ranging a bit far afield this month. In 2017 the Delaware Department of Transportation celebrated 100 years of service to the residents of Delaware and all who travel through the First State. On Saturday, Jan. 6, at 10:30 A.M...
Went with friends to see Winterthur's Yuletide annual display (open until January 7), and of course, it was very well done.  And one of the first things I noticed was that the first room on the tour had a Wilmington connection. It was from the Joseph Shipley House in Wilmington. I knew that Rockw...
Yesterday, a friend and I visited 5 historic homes decorated for Christmas located in historic Fairmount Park in Philadelphia. The first home we saw was Lemon Hill, whose history includes what was once a working farm above the Schuylkill River owned by Robert Morris, merchant, entrepreneur and fi...
You never know when little Port Penn, Delaware will come up with a few surprises. With there being so few homes on the market below $200,000, we are proud to present this historic kit built Sears home, c. 1914 in a popular price range, and in such good condition. With updated systems, 4 bedrooms,...
Longwood Gardens in Kennett Square, Pennsylvania is a wonderland at Christmas.I gingerly approached late yesterday afternoon, trying to follow a traffic stream that would lead me to the regular parking lot instead of the remote shuttle lot across the street. I thought my parking spot was off in t...

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