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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.,..



Walter Isaacson, in his biography of Steve Jobs, holds that Jobs’ acute aesthetic perception was catalyzed by his childhood home---a Joseph Eichler-built house, whose standardized, yet expressive design would influence the simplicity and elegance of Apple’s products. Between 1950 and 1974, Joseph...
The year-to date figures on Southern Chester County, Pennsylvania are not exactly good news for home sellers. Although October 2011 showed 55% more closed sales than last year, the pending sales were down 12%, which shows the brakes have definitely been hit.Now that we are in between holidays, o...
    I took advantage of my member benefits yesterday at Winterthur and took a special interest tour. Since I was the only person taking the tour, the guide, Nancy, let my interests guide our path. I saw wonderful ceramics,and brass sconces which took the shape of twisted branches and could have b...
This is it for me, farewell cruel FACEBOBOOK. Facebook has announced how they track people as follows: •The company compiles tracking data in different ways for members who have signed in and are using their accounts, for members who are logged-off and for non-members. The tracking process begin...
Albuquerque Turkey (sung to the tune of "Clementine") Albuquerque is a turkeyAnd he's feathered and he's fineAnd he wobbles and he gobblesand he's absolutely mine.He's the best pet that you can get..Better than a dog or cat.He's my Albuquerque turkeyAnd I'm awfully proud of that.He once told me ,...
The Delaware Center for Horticulture has been making good things happen in Delaware communities for more than 34 years.    The DCH  installed more than 1,300 trees across Delaware this year. That's a lot of trees! In New Castle, a group of 40 enthusiastic volunteers dug in for the last big planti...
          Last night at the Historical Society of Delaware, we were entertained by a program which showed how women in the 18th Century achieved their high fashion looks. Betsy Martino, of New Castle, Delaware,  who has made a career out of supplying 18th C. clothing for men and women, explained ...
  Year-to-date (October 2011), close to one in four listings in New Castle County closed as a  short sale or bank-owned property; and one in three in Kent County. Here is the latest information on active short sale and bank owned properties in New Castle and Kent Counties, Delaware.       These a...
Those of us who volunteer at A Day In Old New Castle every year not only have a chance to help the charities and historical groups that organize the day, but we get to see locals and visitors in Colonial and Victorian garb. (At left, a friend in red gown greets visitors on The Strand)     So if y...
  Word has just come that the deadline for applying for an historic home grant from the Delaware Preservation fund is December 9, 2011.       Eligibilty criteria Projects are selected for their ability to make a big difference for the small investment offered. The Fund wants to see its money mak...

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