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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.,..



Model train layouts in private homes are highlighted in a month-long event running from October 30 to November 30. What is possibly the largest event of its kind covers Delaware, Pennsylvania, New Jersey, and Maryland. Complete information is on the Model Train website http://www.modelrailroadope...
     Last week, I walked up the Christina River Riverwalk towards the Amtrak station and downtown Wilmington. It was a big day for our Friends of the Furness Railroad District. We were hosting the Baltimore and Ohio RR Historical Society, which brought 2 busloads of conventioneers from Baltimore ...
                                          Frank Furness and his partner, Allan Evans, began the design of Clement Griscom's Dolobran in 1881, and continued with ever more grand modifications until 1895. Griscom was president of the American Steamship Company and the Red Star Line of ships, and a ...
            During a recent visit to the Ephrata Cloister in Lancaster County, Pennsylvania, I learned that German immigrant Conrad Beissel emigrated to this area in 1732, joining other German, Swiss, Dutch, and French Protestants escaping religious persecution in their homelands.  Our tour guide...
         A recent trip to Columbia, Pennsylvania introduced me to a town with many well-preserved buildings.  Above is Wright's Ferry (the original name of the town) Mansion, built in 1738. What you can't see in the picture is the exquisite interior, which is approriately furnished with many 18th...
                Once known as Peter's Fruit Farm, this Newark historic home has had some changes since the 1956 black and white photo was taken. Then, it stood alone--with its surrounding orchard. Fast forward to 2010, and Paper Mill Falls stands where you see a field beyond the house. Because of...
     A visit last week to Columbia, Pennsylvania, brought a group from the New Castle Historical Society to the National Watch & Clock Museum, a very interesting building, before we even got to the timepieces. It has a clasically inspired building with a frieze of triglyphs on the outside and a d...

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