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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.,..



The 1769 Creighton-Jones (or Cummins-Stockley) house is listed on the Historic American Buildings Survey. An early owner was James Jones, who served in both the 4th and 6th Pennsylvania Regiments of Washington's Army and used the first floor of the house as a doctor's office after the Revolutiona...
A big party with loads of volunteers telling the story of the fulfillment of Jessie Ball duPont's wish for a children's hospital  was held today in and around a new building at the Nemours/Alfred I. duPont Hospital for Children. Designed by FKP Architects of Houston, the building was in a "not qu...
    This is just such a great opportunity to learn how to put together a costume that makes you look like you just stepped out of Oliver Twist!  Join the New Castle Historical Society for their second Dickens Costume Workshop on Sunday, September 21 at 2 p.m. at the old Arsenal on the Green (belo...
It looks as though there is a hesitation in the New Castle County, Delaware real estate market--starting to head upward, but afraid to move too fast as to not bump its head.     Some points are encouraging, such as the number of new listings is finally headed upward, over 6% for August. However, ...
Old houses never cease to amaze me. There is a charming Delaware Craftsman style house I previewed recently to see if I could give the owner any advice about getting the home ready for sale. Always ready to plunge into dark places, I popped  my head into the attic, and this is what I saw.  The o...
In Honor of National Skyscraper Day on September 3, I am re-visiting a trip to Buffalo, NY several years ago. Being a big fan of the architect Louis Sullivan, you can imagine my yelling, “Stop the car!!” when I saw his 1896 Guaranty Building, designed with Dankmar Adler (another name making this ...
September, 2014 Historic Homes E-Newsletter     Put on your dancing shoes and join the New Castle Senior Center & the New Castle Historical Society for a night of music, dance, food & friends!   The Delaware Street Wharf will be the place to be on Saturday night, September 13 the end of summer is...

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