National and State Register

Aldrich House

Rio Grande County

Built in 1885, the Stick style house was one of the earliest residences constructed in the Monte Vista area.

A view of the white house with cupola in front of cross gables with tall trees on either side.

Aldrich House (2002 photograph.)

Chauncey S. Aldrich, one of the original founders of the town - which was first called Henry - had the house built for his family.  As town manager and a publisher of one of the earliest newspapers, Aldrich set the temperate tone for the early settlement of the town.