Building 50: Walker Memorial

Built in 1916 in honor of the former MIT President, Francis A. Walker, Walker Memorial was one of the early buildings built on MIT’s Cambridge campus. The architect, Welles Bosworth (MIT Class of 1889), patterned his design of the building after the gentlemen’s clubs of the nineteenth century, complete with social rooms, meeting rooms, offices, athletic facilities, and dining rooms. Murals, painted by Edwin Howard Blashfield (MIT Class of 1869), grace the walls of Morss Hall. Blashfield’s murals can be seen at the Library of Congress, the Detroit Public Library, and various state buildings around the country.


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142 MEMORIAL DR, Cambridge, MA 02139

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MIT Campus


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Gilberte Houbart

Gilberte Houbart left a negative review Tuesday, March 31, 2020

Great to see the move to virtual event however it's working ... yet.

The login is confusing: as an alumna, am I considered an "MIT user"? Do I really need to use social media or Google (privacy issue there). I can't remember how I logged last time.

The worst part is that I could not figure out how to join the event. There are no instructions for that.

I tried clicking "I'm interested" (only tracks how many are), then clicked "virtual event" (nothing there).

Then the event doesn't seem to have been recorded. What a loss, I am so disappointed, I so much wanted to attend

Alexander Henry Quinn

Alexander Henry Quinn left a positive review Tuesday, September 03, 2019

Had a good time meeting some people, I would love to get some more information about Events and participation. I think the MUddy was a bit to crowded and loud for this purpose. Thanks for the pizza and chats!

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Building 50: Walker Memorial

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