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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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2010 

       Built in stages mostly between 1770 and 1789 on an original 250 acre tract by lawyer Andrew Hamilton on the West bank of the Schuylkill River in what is now Philadelphia, Woodlands Mansion is a testiment to the influence of English style. The concave recess in the entry hall is a classic e...
Posted over 3 years ago
The Benge House in Yorklyn, Delaware is so close to schools and shops, yet as you can see from the photo above (looking down the hill towards the back of the house), it is in a very private setting. Set on almost 3 acres, this nearly 200 year old historic Delaware stone home has been completely ...
Posted over 3 years ago
        In 1765, John Bartram and his son William, found the tree above on a Georgia riverbank, and named it Franklinia, after their friend, Benjamin. If they had not brought it back to Philadelphia, there would be no living examples of this tree, which had disappeared from the wild by 1803. Bart...
Posted over 3 years ago
     Close to the University of Delaware, restaurants and shops, and Karpinski Park and the trail around the Newark Reservoir, this $349,900 3 bedroom, Newark, Delaware, home offers a great opportunity for those wanting to spend weekends at the shore and not cutting grass. As part of an "over 55"...
Posted over 3 years ago
     This week, Preservation Delaware held a tour of Wilmington's University and Whist Club, a building whose nucleus started when Dr. James Tilton, a Revolutionary War hero, built a home in 1802 on a site he called Federal Hill (hoping the National Capital might be constructed here). One major e...
Posted over 3 years ago
   At the turn of the last century, this home was known as The Buttonwoods, after the giant sycamore trees on the property. One of them is on the National Historic Tree Registry. This 5 bedroom historic home sits on 4 acres and not only contains a house, but a gristmill, whose exterior has been r...
Posted over 3 years ago
    Just outside of the college town of Newark, Delaware, this lovely 4 bedroom, 3 bath  Chester County, Pennsylvania, stone home dates back to 1812, and gives ample opportunity to live like a country squire yet close to conveniences. The  historic Palmer Farmhouse features 5 original fireplaces,...
Posted over 3 years ago
If you care about the environment and love the traditional way of building stone houses, you have a chance to own a beautiful home in a private setting and the State will pay you for preserving the land and the exterior of the Benge House, an  historic home presently for sale in the old mill vill...
Posted over 3 years ago
         There's not much to say about the great day for the return of the Brandywine Festival of the Arts (slightly changed name) on the Brandywine River Sept. 11-12. If you look carefully through the colorful stained glass by Kris Kraft of Gainesville, VA., you can see the rock-studded water in...
Posted over 3 years ago
    Here's great news for fans of Wilmington, Delaware's historic Union Park Gardens neighborhood. The home at 442 South Bancroft Parkway is hosting an open house Sunday, September 12 from 1 to 4 PM to introduce a price reduction to $209,900.  So this made a best buy even better! Mint condition, ...
Posted over 3 years ago
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