For all of its beauty, the construction of the Linden Place had originated from something not as beautiful. In its earliest days, the Linden Place had served as home to two of the country?s largest slave trading families, the DeWolfs and Colts.
In 1810, seafarer General George DeWolf had commissioned architect Russell Warren to build the mansion. It was fondly called as the ?Great House? of Bristol and welcomed esteemed guests that include the country?s presidents and many other influential politicians. It was covered by Traces of the Trade and was featured in the DeWolf documentary in 2007. It also served as the setting for 1974?s The Great Gasby.
Today, the mansion serves as one of Rhode Islands? most popular wedding venues.