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.,..
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First of all, if you are wondering where to celebrate July 4 in Delaware, check out Delaware Today’s list. Then, in Dover, the First State Heritage Park is celebrating July 4 Saturday, Sunday, and Monday. There will be walking tours, children’s games, a film about Caesar Rodney’s historic ride f...
The Chambers Mansion, c. 1894, is a glorious example of the Victorian Queen Anne style. Built by Miss Marion Clark on 16 acres running down to the Delaware River, it was on the trolley line from Wilmington to Downingtown PA. With a wrap-around porch, 2 turrets, 2 balconies and a widow's walk on t...
The first time I saw this Bear, Delaware home, I could not believe the treasure I beheld! For an historic home “expert,” a brick home with Flemish Bond brickwork, a brick belt course, and water table were all signs of an 18th century structure. So far, I have found deeds going back to the 1870’s...
America’s Oldest Street is to celebrate Saturday, June 4 from 1:00 to 5:00 p.m. at Elfreth’s Alley in Philadelphia. Located in the heart of Old City between Front and 2nd Streets just north of Arch, the Elfreth’s Alley Museum is one of few landmarks dedicated to the everyday American. Representi...