The Kelsey Building, located at 101 W. State Street, Trenton, is the original home of Thomas Edison College, built in 1911. The Kelsey Building was initiated by Henry Cooper Kelsey, New Jersey's Secretary of State for 27 years. Kelsey initiated the project to memorialize his wife Prudence, who died in 1904.
The Kelsey Building was designed by one of America's most famous architects, Cass Gilbert, designer of the Woolworth Building in New York (America’s first skyscraper). He modeled the Kelsey Building after the Palazzo Strozzi. This palace, a favorite of Prudence Townsend Kelsey, was built in Florence, Italy, in 1489.