Nelson W. Aldrich House
The Nelson W. Aldrich House, also known as the Dr. S. B. Tobey House, is a Federal-style house museum in Providence, Rhode Island that was the home of Nelson W. Aldrich, a U.S. Senator from 1881 to 1911.

History
Robert S. Burroughs hired John Holden Green to build the house in 1821. The house passed through several owners before Aldrich purchased it in the 1890s. Aldrich was known for exerting control over the Republican Party at the turn of the twentieth century and creating the Federal Reserve Banking System. Aldrich's daughter, Abby, married John D. Rockefeller, Jr.. Vice-President Nelson Rockefeller was named after his grandfather Aldrich. Winthrop Aldrich deeded the house to the Rhode Island Historical Society in 1974, and Aldrich House currently serves as the Society headquarters and offers changing Rhode Island historical displays. It was declared a National Historic Landmark in 1976.

Building Activity

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