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Preservation takes priority at historic Longwood in Glenwood

Preservation takes priority at historic Longwood in Glenwood

In local folklore, the story of Longwood begins with a premonition.

In 1818, Mary and Gustavus Warfield were putting the finishing touches on Longwood, their home in Glenwood. Mary was visiting family in Philadelphia when she had a dream that Longwood had burned down with her husband inside. Fearing the worst, she set out for home.

As it turns out, her premonition was true — in part. The house had burned down, but Gustavus was unharmed and headed to Philadelphia to deliver the sad news to his wife. The star-crossed couple eventually reunited and rebuilt Longwood, which was completed around 1820 and named after Napoleon’s home in exile. Today, the six-bedroom,...

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