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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.,..



   Even though the Joseph R. Biden Jr. Amtrak train station in Wilmington Delaware was designed by Frank Furness in 1908 and is in a National Register Historic District, it is very much an active place. As a matter of fact, it is the 11th busiest station in the country. Christmas day 2011 was no ...
12/27/2011 is the Market Report for New Castle County, Delaware for November, 2011. covers the central Delaware area for November, 2011. And last but n...
Since our market includes the adjoining state of Pennsylvania, it is interesting to look at the market report for Southern Chester County and compare it to New Castle County, Delaware. While new listings in NCCo were down for the year 13%, Chester County new listings were down only 3%. For 2011,...
I visited Longwood Gardens in Kennett Square, Pennsylvania late afternoon the other day and got to see the conservatory and to join the crowd in the ballroom to sing Christmas Carols along with the famous organ. The organ is comprised of 10,010 pipes divided into 146 ranks, making it one of the l...
In Delaware, there are distinct differences between the 3 counties. Here, we see Central Delaware's Kent County's report for November, 2011, and the year to date changes.  Where New Castle County (the northernmost county in Delaware) showed a median sales price drop of 9%, Kent showed a 10.5% dr...
U. S. Botanic Garden’s “Season’s Greenings” Features Trains, D.C. Landmarks Made of Natural Materials, and Christmas Trees A visit last week to the United States Botanic Garden conservatory right below the Capitol Building was a delightful holiday experience. I wondered why we were going in the e...
If you have hesitated about getting your EZ Pass because of the $25 initial fee plus the escrow of $25 for a Delaware EZ Pass transponder, the Division of Motor Vehicles (DMV) has a great Christmas present idea for people who want to zip through the toll lanes anywhere on this map.  Until Decembe...
The market report for New Castle County, Delaware for November 2011 is in, and as you can see, there is good news and bad news.  Not as many people are trying to sell their homes, but of the ones who do, they have brought their asking prices down, therefore driving buyers to make successful offe...
    Every year, Winterthur Museum near Wilmington, Delaware, gives us a picture of Christmas in the past. Above is an early tree decorated with candles seen in an inn setting off of the court which is surrounded by historic building fronts including the Red Lion Inn which was located near present...
December 3, the Hale-Byrnes House in Stanton, Delaware, held an open house. This mid-18th Century home is actually lived in by it’s curator, Kim Burdick, and her family. Situated on the banks of the Christina Creek, I can’t say I am envious, especially when storms push the creek up to the house. ...

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