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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.,..



Buena Vista, c. 1846, a mansion and conference center owned by the State of Delaware, is located south of the City of New Castle. It is notable not only for its distinctive original Southern-Style architecture but for a 1929 addition designed by R. Brognard Okie of nearby Pennsylvania. The origin...
I attended a seminar yesterday sponsored by Preservation Delaware on Maintaining Your Historic Register House. The speaker was James Garrison of Frens and Frens, Restoration Architects of West Chester, Pennsylvania. It was held at historic Buena Vista mansion, c. 1846 with 1929 additions, in New ...
   You will find top to bottom upgrades in this quality home in Charlton Farms, Cochranville, Pennsylvania. Hardwood and ceramic tile floors are on first floor, along with 9' ceilings, crown moldings, a family room, living room, study, and an open foyer.  The kitchen has granite countertop and a ...
    Once part of a property which included an orchard, Fruitland Farms is an early 19th C home offering many advantages, including being part of an "Over 55" community, but with no age restrictions for this home which existed well before the rest of the community. Paper Mill Falls Assn. provides ...
Sara Valentine, an expert in the life and duties of a Victorian-era servant, spoke Sunday at the Victorian Lecture series given by the Friends of Rockwood ( at Rockwood Museum in Wilmington, Delaware. The stern woman in the full length photo to h...
                       If you have been following this blog, you know that I have been involved with the Friends of the Furness Railroad District in Wilmington. We have been in a planning mode for months, and finally had a ribbon cutting Saturday for our permanent educational exhibit "Wilmington'...
    This Saturday, the Wilmington, Delaware Amtrak Station will be officially re-named the Joseph R. Biden, Jr. Station. The picture above is one I took at the announcement of the renovations (in July of 2009) which are now completed. This 1907-08 station was designed by Frank Furness of Philadel...
  A guided tour of the gardens at the Winterthur estate today was led by the Director of the Gardens, Chris Strand. The air was chilly, but it attracted quite a crowd, who dutifully trekked behind Chris, trying to learn a few factoids they didn't already know. OK, so Amur Adonis, on the left, wa...
                    The Friends of the Furness Railroad District                                    invite you to the  Wilmington Amtrak Station Open House  Saturday, March 19, 2011  Noon to 3:00 p.m. Join us for the Ribbon Cutting for our new exhibit, Wilmington's Railroad Heritage at 12: 15 p.m...

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