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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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240 years ago, on September 11, 1777, on a field in Chester County, Pennsylvania,  British General Howe and Continental General George Washington's troops met at a place called Sandy Hollow, an event now called the Battle of the Brandywine.I knew where the Brandywine Battlefield State Park was, b...
09/16/2017
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 exhi...
09/10/2017
There's no need to trek more than 15 minutes from the Wilmington Amtrak Station to reach this bucolic setting in Greenville, Delaware. The James Armor House property once held a toll-keeper's house on the Lancaster Turnpike (possibly the earliest part of the house, c. 1800). If you were bringing ...
09/06/2017
 DELAWARE EVENTSThe 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 S...
08/31/2017
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...
08/26/2017
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...
08/23/2017
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...
08/17/2017
           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...
08/02/2017
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...
07/31/2017
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...
07/21/2017
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