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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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Thank you, Census Bureau! Their 2012 American Community Survey was interpreted by businessinsider.com and came up with a ranking of which states were the most "normal," or in line with data from the U.S. as a whole.            VS.                   Delaware, where I have lived for a lon...
04/15/2014
Historic Bellefonte, Delaware has a population of 1193 and a land area of .18 square miles. It’s hard to imagine it as an arts, antiques, and “eclectica” hot spot, but it is. Situated a stone’s throw from the Delaware River between the northern edge of Wilmington, Delaware and the Pennsylvania S...
04/09/2014
I visited Dover this last Saturday for First Saturdays in the First State, I had a chance to re-visit Woodburn, which was open to the public. This home, built c. 1798 by Charles Hillyard III, is one of the finest Middle Period Georgian historic houses in Delaware. Woodburn has served as the offic...
04/08/2014
April 2014 Historic Homes Newletter The Delaware Huguenot Society will hold an afternoon tea and talk, “What’s a Huguenot?” by Historic Huguenot Street’s Thomas Weikel on Sunday, April 13, 3-5 p.m. It will be held at the Historic Hale Byrnes House in Stanton, DE. Questions?  Call (302) 543-5723. ...
04/01/2014
            Forget Downton Abbey--we have the real thing, an historic home for sale,the Henry Webster House. Probably built around 1780 for miller Webster, it was a short distance from his mill on Shellpot Creek in Brandywine Hundred, Delaware. In the 1930's, prominent local architect George ...
03/31/2014
Historic Bellefonte, Delaware has a population of 1193 and a land area of .18 square miles. It’s hard to imagine it as an arts, antiques, and “eclectica” hot spot, but it is. Situated a stone’s throw from the Delaware River between the northern edge of Wilmington, Delaware and the Pennsylvania S...
03/27/2014
The Wilmington (Delaware) Free Library recently re-opened more than a year and a half after closing to undergo a $10.4 million rehab. My last memory of the “old” Library was working in the research room on the 3rd floor on a hot summer day with all the windows open,  not helping with the oppressi...
03/19/2014
Model train fans are going to gather at the Chase Center at the Riverfront this weekend for the Greenberg Model Train Show. I know this because the Friends of the Furness Railroad District in Wilmington will have a display there (and I am VP of this volunteer group).  Every year we talk to show v...
03/12/2014
I expect all Downton Abbey fans who can’t make it to Delaware before January to be totally jealous of those of us who live near Winterthur Museum! Along with several friends, I got a timed ticket (free with membership or admission) for the Costumes of Downton Abbey exhibit on Saturday. We also t...
03/10/2014
In Kent County, Delaware, stretching from Smyrna to Milford, average sale prices in the last quarter were up less than 1% over the same time in 2012.  You can compare this with neighboring New Castle County, discussed in my New Castle County blog article. Median prices were down almost 4% over th...
03/08/2014
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