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The Aldrich Mansion is a late 19th-century property owned by the Roman Catholic Diocese of Providence since 1939. It is located by the scenic Narragansett Bay in Warwick, Rhode Island, south of Providence, Rhode Island.
The estate was originally built and owned by Senator Nelson Aldrich of Rhode Island and consisted of over 225 acres. The construction of the estate began in 1896 and was completed some 16 years later. In 1901 Abby Aldrich married John D. Rockefeller, Jr. at the mansion. In 1939, the Senator’s heirs transferred the Aldrich Mansion and 100 acres to the Roman Catholic Diocese of Providence for approximately $75,000. Our Lady of Providence Seminary relocated to the Aldrich Mansion in 1946. In 1955 a 100,000+ sq. ft. school was built to house the Seminary.
The estate is currently set on 72 acres. It consists of the French inspired Mansion, a Gate House, 10,000sq. ft. Stables, a 7,500 sq. ft. Boathouse, a 15,000 sq. ft. Roman Catholic Chapel, and the Seminary school.
Still owned by the Roman Catholic Diocese of Providence, the Aldrich Mansion is currently used for wedding receptions, conferences, fund raisers, as well as occasional television and film production work. For the past twenty years the Seminary school has been leased to a private girl's boarding school.
It is estimated that the Estate is worth around US $10 million.
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