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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Since the last Senate Bond Bill declared that the yard waste site used by many Brandywine Hundred residents at Cauffiel Park would close July 1, 2010, residents have been buzzing about what this means to them. Since the State outlawed mixing trash and yard waste a couple of years ago, the choice...
The University of Delaware Botanic Gardens and Greenhouses in Newark, Delaware played a big part in the annual Ag Day celebration on Saturday, April 24, 2010. I try to make it a point to be there every year for two reasons. 1. The Annual Benefit Plant Sale for the U of D Botanic Gardens. Studen...
I recently attended a workshop at the John Dickinson Mansion near Dover Delaware which led us through steps to help determine the age of various methods of historic construction and how to detect features that may be hiding in plain sight. One example of this was in the attic of the 18th C. part ...
Founded in 1934, Bowman's Hill Wildflower Preserve is a great day trip from Delaware. Located near Washington Crossing Historic Park in Bucks County, Pennsylvania, it is a Spring wonderland of native flowers. My first picture is of a white Trillium and Virginia Bluebells from a trip a week ago to...
The village at Christiana Bridge on the Christina River was a major colonial shipping port. It had been the landing site of the Marquis de Lafayette and 1500 troops in March of 1781. In 1775, the Continental Congress considered whether or not to declare independence so as to achieve the liberty...
We here in the Brandywine Valley are lucky to have some great public gardens, which are the upside of it being the home since 1800 of the DuPont family and their black powder fortunes. I recently visited Winterthur, the historic (1830 house with later additions adding rooms from all original 13 s...