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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.,..



            Forget Downton Abbey--we have the real thing, an historic home for sale,the Henry Webster House. Probably built around 1780 for miller Webster, it was a short distance from his mill on Shellpot Creek in Brandywine Hundred, Delaware. In the 1930's, prominent local architect George Pope...
Historic Bellefonte, Delaware has a population of 1193 and a land area of .18 square miles. It’s hard to imagine it as an arts, antiques, and “eclectica” hot spot, but it is. Situated a stone’s throw from the Delaware River between the northern edge of Wilmington, Delaware and the Pennsylvania S...
The Wilmington (Delaware) Free Library recently re-opened more than a year and a half after closing to undergo a $10.4 million rehab. My last memory of the “old” Library was working in the research room on the 3rd floor on a hot summer day with all the windows open,  not helping with the oppressi...
Model train fans are going to gather at the Chase Center at the Riverfront this weekend for the Greenberg Model Train Show. I know this because the Friends of the Furness Railroad District in Wilmington will have a display there (and I am VP of this volunteer group).  Every year we talk to show v...
I expect all Downton Abbey fans who can’t make it to Delaware before January to be totally jealous of those of us who live near Winterthur Museum! Along with several friends, I got a timed ticket (free with membership or admission) for the Costumes of Downton Abbey exhibit on Saturday. We also t...
In Kent County, Delaware, stretching from Smyrna to Milford, average sale prices in the last quarter were up less than 1% over the same time in 2012.  You can compare this with neighboring New Castle County, discussed in my New Castle County blog article. Median prices were down almost 4% over th...
The average home sale price in New Castle County, Delaware in the last quarter was up over 3%, not nearly as strong a rise as the rate in Southern Chester County, Pennsylvania, just to the north. Some good news is contained in the 1.2% figure, which is the amount over the list price which was rec...
A stiff breeze from the north brought snow and a rising market for Home Sales in Southern Chester County, Pennsylvania in the last quarter. The good news is that the average home sale price was up almost 7%. However, as in many places across the country, the number of homes for sale was down abou...
March 2014 Historic Homes Newsletter   The Alrichs House in Port Penn, Delaware is being offered for free.  It was featured in the March issue of This Old House Magazine. This c. 1760 home is a rare survival of Delaware’s Dutch heritage, built by Peter Alrich, the grandson of a settler who arrive...

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