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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.,..
An example of the fine historic homes currently on the market is the S. Marston Fox Home in North Wilmington.  It's time to review the numbers for New Castle County Delaware for September, 2018. As you can see from the chart, the number of new listings was down almost 11%  from 2017 numbers. Beca...
Last week's Chester County Day Tour introduced me to a spot which I found uniquely interesting nestled among the historic homes open for the day.  The 1793 Gunkle Spring Mill is located on Route 401 and Moores Road in East Whiteland Twp.  Jeff Dore, the Chair of the Township Historic Commission w...
Realtors are engaged in a "helping" profession, and as such, are eager and ready to serve potential clients wishing to purchase a home. But there are some guidelines which should help these potential clients through the process (and there is a process) without going into time wasting "rabbit hole...
I was early for a Society of Architectural Historians meeting at the Athenaeum on Washington Square the other day, so I took some time and explored the Square and the Curtis Building, which faces it. One of the original 5 squares laid out by William Penn, the history of the area is below: In the ...
Delaware EventsDemystifying Historic Preservation in Delaware: The facts, myths, and economic benefits of historic preservation will be presented Thursday, October 4, 2018, 9 a.m. to 12:00 noon at the Barrett Room on B-Floor of the Duncan Center, 500 Loockerman St Dover, DE 19904.  This  IPA trai...
While visiting historic Longwood Gardens in Kennett Square, Pennsylvania the other day, I got to wondering what influenced Pierre S. duPont when he built his fountain display. It turns out, one of the events practically in his back yard was a big influence.While he always preferred to live amid t...
A waterfront site on the Delaware River is now a State Park, thanks to the efforts of S. Marston Fox, who lived just up the road from the River and felt it needed to be more than just a toxic dump. Thanks to Fox and his neighbors, we can now enjoy Fox Point State Park.Not only that, but the Craft...
Sometimes I just get determined to do something that does not seem like a really good idea.  This happened the other evening when a friend and I decided that that forecast of rain was really just a chance of rain and headed out to Longwood Gardens in Kennett Square.We had tickets for the 9:15 fou...
 National News: More than 1,300 museums will say thanks by opening up their doors for free as a part of Museum Day Live on September 23. It's an annual event to celebrate museums and museum-goers across the country, organized by Smithsonian Magazine. There are museums across the country taking pa...
Settlement of Saint Georges Delaware began in the late seventeenth century when a bridge over Georges Creek was erected. This bridge became a link on what was an important north-south road between New Castle and Lewes beginning in the colonial period. In 1762, this route officially became part of...

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