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Looking for older and historic homes in the State of Delaware or in Chester County, Pennsylvania? Carolyn Roland tells you about Real Estate and gives you hints and stories about historic properties and sites. Call Carolyn Roland, selling older and historic homes in Delaware and Pennsylvania since 1987. Search historic homes in Delaware and Pennsylvania with the help of a trained Architectural Historian and Realtor.
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Yesterday was the 242nd anniversary of the day the British and their Hessian mercenaries marched through Kennett Square, Pennsylvania on their way to meet General Washington's army ending up the next day on a farmer's field in Chadds Ford, Pennsylvania. Last night, September 10, residents of the ...
09/11/2019
DELAWARE NEWSThe biggest news I have for Delaware historic home lovers is that Stonum, the country home of George Read, Signer of the Declaration of Independence, is now on the market. We already have had some public attention from the local newspaper, and two TV stations. We have also been fortu...
09/01/2019
How was George Read, Delaware Signer of the Declaration of Independence, able to spend so much time away from his family?  Firstly, he was the son of John and Mary (Howell) Read. George's father John was born in Dubin, Ireland, the son of an Englishman of large fortune. He owned a property in Cec...
08/26/2019
Although Stonum,  the home on the Delaware River and begun in 1730 became the "Country Home" of George Read, Signer of the Declaration of Independence, it's location on the waterfront had its highs and lows. The National Register information on Stonum says of this property bordered on the River b...
08/16/2019
Visitors to the historic town of Old New Castle in Delaware admire the many historic homes in this deed protected area. They visit the shops with artwork, gifts, antique books and tidy small restaurants. But very few visitors know about Stonum,  a home just a  one mile walk away which was the mid...
08/15/2019
According to letters in the Read family archives, George Read I, Signer of the Declaration of Independence, was known to dine with George Washington in Philadelphia. And, according to records of the Society of the Descendants of the Signers of the Declaration of Independence, Read's home on The S...
08/13/2019
DELAWARE EVENTS First Saturday in the First State free programs are offered Saturday, August 3. Sites are open 9 a.m. - 4:30 p.m., except Woodburn, Hall House and the Kent County Courthouse. From 9 a.m. - 4 p.m.: Join the Biggs Museum of American Art for their "Biggs Kids: Science in Action" prog...
08/02/2019
After many years of neglect, the Forwood School has met a sad fate, the bulldozer. The land had been donated by Forwood ancestors for a school in 1799. It was believed to be the oldest extant building in the original 13 states that had been used for a school. This strikes me as such a sad sign th...
07/30/2019
This week's Town Tour of Chester County, Pennsylvania, visited Marshallton Village, one of the most charming villages in the County. Founded in 1731, back when Chester County included all of what later became Delaware County, this village was considered the geographic center of the County. (above...
07/27/2019
DELAWARE EVENTS Let Freedom Ring Ceremony-This annual July 4 event will take place this year at the New Castle Presbyterian Church, 25 E. 2nd St., New Castle.  Each year over 100,000 Americans participate all over the country. The guest speaker will be Syl Woodford, who will speak on Black Loyali...
06/30/2019
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