525 Boylston Street (Walker Building)

Walking Tour of Historical Boston University

525 Boylston Street (Walker Building)

Boston, Massachusetts 02115, United States

Created By: Boston University


“By 1913, the ratio of men to women attending the College of Liberal Arts had dropped to one in three. Does anyone know the reason?

“In large part, the business courses in the evening were so successful in attracting men that the College of Business Administration was founded that same year.

“In 1916, it moved to 525 Boylston Street, the Walker Building, which was leased from MIT. The School of Education would move in years later. The building was known as ‘Ye Olde Mille of Knowledge, Open day and night.”

“As we’ll soon find out, MIT would later sell this building in the 1930s and thus have to evict Boston University. The event would be the culminating event leading BU to finally, finally, construct anew on its Charles River Campus.”

This point of interest is part of the tour: Walking Tour of Historical Boston University


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