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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.,..



       Built in stages mostly between 1770 and 1789 on an original 250 acre tract by lawyer Andrew Hamilton on the West bank of the Schuylkill River in what is now Philadelphia, Woodlands Mansion is a testiment to the influence of English style. The concave recess in the entry hall is a classic e...
The Benge House in Yorklyn, Delaware is so close to schools and shops, yet as you can see from the photo above (looking down the hill towards the back of the house), it is in a very private setting. Set on almost 3 acres, this nearly 200 year old historic Delaware stone home has been completely ...
        In 1765, John Bartram and his son William, found the tree above on a Georgia riverbank, and named it Franklinia, after their friend, Benjamin. If they had not brought it back to Philadelphia, there would be no living examples of this tree, which had disappeared from the wild by 1803. Bart...
     Close to the University of Delaware, restaurants and shops, and Karpinski Park and the trail around the Newark Reservoir, this $349,900 3 bedroom, Newark, Delaware, home offers a great opportunity for those wanting to spend weekends at the shore and not cutting grass. As part of an "over 55"...
     This week, Preservation Delaware held a tour of Wilmington's University and Whist Club, a building whose nucleus started when Dr. James Tilton, a Revolutionary War hero, built a home in 1802 on a site he called Federal Hill (hoping the National Capital might be constructed here). One major e...
   At the turn of the last century, this home was known as The Buttonwoods, after the giant sycamore trees on the property. One of them is on the National Historic Tree Registry. This 5 bedroom historic home sits on 4 acres and not only contains a house, but a gristmill, whose exterior has been r...
    Just outside of the college town of Newark, Delaware, this lovely 4 bedroom, 3 bath  Chester County, Pennsylvania, stone home dates back to 1812, and gives ample opportunity to live like a country squire yet close to conveniences. The  historic Palmer Farmhouse features 5 original fireplaces,...
If you care about the environment and love the traditional way of building stone houses, you have a chance to own a beautiful home in a private setting and the State will pay you for preserving the land and the exterior of the Benge House, an  historic home presently for sale in the old mill vill...
         There's not much to say about the great day for the return of the Brandywine Festival of the Arts (slightly changed name) on the Brandywine River Sept. 11-12. If you look carefully through the colorful stained glass by Kris Kraft of Gainesville, VA., you can see the rock-studded water in...
    Here's great news for fans of Wilmington, Delaware's historic Union Park Gardens neighborhood. The home at 442 South Bancroft Parkway is hosting an open house Sunday, September 12 from 1 to 4 PM to introduce a price reduction to $209,900.  So this made a best buy even better! Mint condition, ...

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