The Nelson W. Aldrich House
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
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
at the turn of the twentieth century and creating the
Federal Reserve Banking
. Aldrich's daughter, Abby, married John D. Rockefeller, Jr.
after his grandfather Aldrich. Winthrop Aldrich deeded the house to
the Rhode Island
in 1974, and Aldrich House currently serves
as the Society headquarters and offers changing Rhode Island
It was declared a National
Winthrop Aldrich records from RIHS
- William G. McLoughlin, Rhode Island, a History, (W.W.
Norton & Co. 1986), xix
- Winthrop Aldrich records from RIHS Lucy