Built for the prominent DeWolf family in 1848 by the equally famous architect Russell Warren, the Longfield estate is one of the families many other buildings in the Bristol area. The DeWolfs were one of the most famous and wealthy families in town, being successful participants in the slave trade.
Longfield was actually built on the lot that Charles Dana Gibson received as a gift after marrying Abbey DeWolf. It was then passed to the couple?s granddaughter, Josephine Gibson, sister of the famous artist Charles Dana Gibson, who was named after their grandfather.
Longfield has always served as a residential estate from its completion and until today. It has also been a venue for many social gatherings and parties in the area.