Looking for older and historic homes in the State of Delaware or in Southern Chester County, Pennsylvania? Carolyn Roland is a trained Architectural Historian and a Board Member of the Chester County Historic Preservation Network and Friends of the Furness Railroad District as well as the National Trust for Historic Preservation, Delaware and Chester County Historical Societies.,..
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Between 1851 and 1854, Quaker merchant Joseph Shipley built this Gothic Revival mansion to reflect the beauty of an English country estate. Indeed, Rockwood is a magnificent site, once having a view of the Delaware River in the distance. Today, Rockwood Mansion, a part of Rockwood Park, is owned...
The Delaware Art Museum Holiday House Tour was held December 12, and it proved to be a mix of art centered homes, artists' studios and homes decorated for Christmas. I had a great time talking to Rick Rothrock, who sculpts in stone and whose home is a virtual gallery of his work. Then we visited...
HISTORIC HOME STYLES CHAPTER 1-GEORGIAN Although there are earlier styles in the United States, they are more of the vernacular or local folk styles such as Spanish Colonial, English Medieval, Swedish log cabins, and Prairie lean-to huts. It's not until we get to the Georgian style (1700-1780)...
For those of you who were not able to be there, here are some pictures from the West Chester Christmas Parade December 4, 2009 The parade ran past businesses on Gay Street and was watched by hundreds of children and adults standing along the street (or huddled under blankets in temperatures hover...