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The house was designed in 1848 by architect Russell Warren on sixty acres of DeWolf family land given to Charles Dana Gibson (the grandfather of the famous artist bearing the same name) upon his marriage to Abbey DeWolf, the daughter of the late Senator James DeWolf. Warren had built many other important buildings in Bristol for the DeWolf family, who rose to prominence through the slave trade. In 1901, the house was passed down from Abbey DeWolf Gibson to granddaughter Josephine Gibson, who
1200 Hope Street, Bristol, RI 02809