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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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  Reports are now in with the third quarter real estate statistics for New Castle County, Delaware. The news is not terribly encouraging, since pending sales are down for September 6 1/2%. Although, we can see sellers are pricing their properties more realistically, resulting in days on the mark...
10/17/2014
On October 11, 2014, Delaware County's  Bethel Preservation Society held their Founders' Day House Tour (plus one bonus house in Concord Township). The first house, on Concord Rd., dates back to 1695 (you can see the mantel and front door below), with additions in 1720 and 1840. The 1720 section ...
10/15/2014
Last Saturday, the first Saturday in October, was the 74th Annual Chester County Day to benefit the Chester County Hospital. This year had added meaning for me, since I was a patient there 5 months ago for a knee replacement. I stayed in a beautiful new wing with private rooms and an excellent st...
10/09/2014
    Historic Home Alert: The Quaker Hill Historic Preservation Foundation invites the public to a FREE Conference on Buying and Selling Old Homes and Making Them Green from 10:00 a.m. to 12:00 p.m. on Saturday, October 11, 2014, at the Wilmington Friends Meeting, 401 N. West Street, Wilmington, D...
10/06/2014
  October 214 Historic Homes News   Bethel Township, Delaware County is holding their annual Founders Day October 11. Admission is free for Founders Day activities. There will be raffles, demonstrations - food, fun and fellowship at Bethel Hose Co. No.1 - 3737 Foulk Road, Garnet Valley, PA 19060....
10/01/2014
The 1769 Creighton-Jones (or Cummins-Stockley) house is listed on the Historic American Buildings Survey. An early owner was James Jones, who served in both the 4th and 6th Pennsylvania Regiments of Washington's Army and used the first floor of the house as a doctor's office after the Revolutiona...
09/25/2014
A big party with loads of volunteers telling the story of the fulfillment of Jessie Ball duPont's wish for a children's hospital  was held today in and around a new building at the Nemours/Alfred I. duPont Hospital for Children. Designed by FKP Architects of Houston, the building was in a "not qu...
09/20/2014
    This is just such a great opportunity to learn how to put together a costume that makes you look like you just stepped out of Oliver Twist!  Join the New Castle Historical Society for their second Dickens Costume Workshop on Sunday, September 21 at 2 p.m. at the old Arsenal on the Green (belo...
09/18/2014
It looks as though there is a hesitation in the New Castle County, Delaware real estate market--starting to head upward, but afraid to move too fast as to not bump its head.     Some points are encouraging, such as the number of new listings is finally headed upward, over 6% for August. However, ...
09/16/2014
Old houses never cease to amaze me. There is a charming Delaware Craftsman style house I previewed recently to see if I could give the owner any advice about getting the home ready for sale. Always ready to plunge into dark places, I popped  my head into the attic, and this is what I saw.  The o...
09/15/2014
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