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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Leah Ellis left a negative review Wednesday, October 17, 2018

This event was not a success. Many people came, stood awkwardly for 10 mins, then sheepishly left. It wasn’t obvious at all that the mixer was happening. There was no signs, no greeters, no instructions, no pizza. There was another group having pizza, which added to the confusion. After 30 mins, my friend emailed the organiser. She replied with the colour of her clothing, and where she was sitting. I didn’t stay. Overall, I felt like I’d been stood up.

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This was a great event - really fun and inclusive!

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Meredith Thompson left a positive review Tuesday, October 09, 2018

What a cool event! Supplies and lots of inspiration from other teams. Thank you MakerBreak!

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