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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.



  Trilium or Trillium Grandiflorum (left) and Bloodroot  or Sanguinaria Canadensis, are both Spring Ephemerals native to the Eastern United States. Both the pictures above were taken last weekend at Winterthur Museum in Delaware. Spring ephemerals are woodland wildflowers which appear in the earl...
Posted almost 3 years ago
April 21 saw a burst of Earth Day activity in Rodney Square in Downtown Wilmington, Delaware. In honor of the occasion, a new button of the IN series was one of the take-homes for all who attended. I saw some familiar faces hosting displays, including the Delaware Center for Horticulture, and  o...
Posted about 3 years ago
  A walk around the gardens at Winterthur Museum on Sunday found all kinds of flowers in bloom, from the magnolias and the hillside of bloodroot above, to the lawn strewn with cherry blossom petals and the flowering quince below.    Every year when I stroll around the grounds, I say to myself how...
Posted about 3 years ago
  The City of Wilmington will hold an Earth Day Celebration on Thursday, April 21 at Rodney Square in Downtown Wilmington from 11 a.m. to 2 p.m. The event is free and open to the public. This year's event is co-sponsored by the Delaware Department of Transportation and supported by the Partnershi...
Posted about 3 years ago
   The Delaware Center for Horticulture sponsored a trip this past week to Susquehanna State Park for a wildflower hike, led by veteran hiker Brenda Tunis. We walked about 4 miles along the Susquehanna River near the Conowingo Dam, about an hour from Wilmington, Delaware. What did we see? Well, t...
Posted about 3 years ago
     Starting out as a 1 story hotel, The Indian Queen, in 1789, Wilmington's Queen Theater grew to 3 stories in 1847, then  became the 5 story Clayton House hotel in 1871. In 1916 it was transformed into a movie theater with seating for 2000. For years, I remember passing by the back of this vac...
Posted about 3 years ago
It must be something in the air, but the phones have started to ring and there seems to be a buzz about wanting to buy a house. As I answer the phone and find both new buyers and sellers who seem anxious to get something moving, it almost seems like a hint of the old days. Or maybe it's just the ...
Posted about 3 years ago
       It's Spring at the Ruston House and Mill, a historic 1790 property for sale in rural West Grove, Pennsylvania. This house and mill are situated on a 4 acre lot, bordering on the south of the mill the Big Elk Creek. Once known as The Buttonwoods, this home and mill were the center of a comm...
Posted about 3 years ago
    Last night was opening night for a new exhibit at the Delaware Historical Society, "Steppin' Out Under The Stars,"  Inspired by the opening today of the World Cafe Live at the Queen, next door to the DHS, the exhibit gathered bits and pieces of the glittery high life that once existed in the ...
Posted about 3 years ago

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