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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.,..



January 2015 Historic Homes E-Newsletter   On Saturday, Jan. 3, 2015 The State of Delaware presents “Delaware’s Heroes of the Forgotten War,” guided tours exploring how three of Delaware’s military figures—Commodore Thomas MacDonough (right), Col. Allen McLane and Commodore Jacob Jones—helped kee...
I could say Longwood Gardens in Kennett Square has a Christmas display that is for the birds, and I would be telling the truth. Not only is there a “bird” theme, but it is one of the few events that does not say it is a “Holiday” display, but actually says it is for CHRISTMAS!  Since it features ...
What a lovely evening it was this last Sunday for the Kennett Square, Pennsylvania, Candlelight Tour. The only sad thing was that the Chalfant House on Union Street, which was to be on the tour, suffered major fire damage several weeks ago. Said to have been designed by Philadelphia architect Fra...
It can be very educational reading township newsletters posted online. Here is a prime example relating to fire safety in the fall newsletter from Kennett Twp. (PA) in a piece by the Chair of the Board of Supervisors after a resident’s comment about the futility of calling the fire company. “Two...
    Delaware’s historic Buena Vista mansion will be decked out in traditional holiday decorations for a one-day-only open house on Saturday, Dec. 13, 2014 from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. In addition to tours of the home, a holiday ornament-making activity will be available for children. The event is free ...
    After being open for 3 weeks, the Kalmar Nyckel Foundation opened their new building to Wilmington’s monthly Art on the Town last week. The Copeland Maritime Center featured an exhibit of excellent photos taken  while sailing on the Kalmar Nyckel--the photographer was crew member Andrew Hanna...
Market Report for New Castle County, Delaware for the third quarter of 2014   The numbers are in and it looks like the brakes are on, with closed sales down even more for the holiday season than they were a year ago, falling 2.5%, and new listings coming up even more slowly than a year ago, at a...
This is the real estate market report for the third quarter of 2014 for Southern Chester County, Pennsylvania. As you can see from the table above, new listings are still a big problem, being down over 35% from the previous year. Not only that, but closed sales are also down, over 33%, and pendi...
Sunday, December 07, 2014 from 1:00 PM - 3:00 PM is the 150th Annual Celebration of Delaware Day. Join the Delaware Historical Society in concluding the Sesquicentennial year in Dover for a walking tour in Dover and  activities at the John Dickinson Plantation. Don’t miss the organ recital and a...
  I visited Winterthur Museum in the Brandywine Valley of Delaware yesterday, and found their usual high quality talents on display for the Yuletide exhibit. The old badminton court (now an interior space) was set up for a 1940 evening of popcorn, drinks, and movies. And why wouldn’t you show the...

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