The house was built in 1847 for entrepreneur Noah Sturtevant and was thus named the Noah Sturtevant House. In 1917, it was named the Trinity Neighborhood House and Day Nursery. Since 1888, it operated as a social service center and philanthropy of Trinity Church. In 1966, the House was taken over by the East Boston Social Centers. Today, it has been converted into Section 8 housing for the disabled and formerly homeless.