700 Commonwealth Avenue

Walking Tour of Historical Boston University

700 Commonwealth Avenue

Boston, Massachusetts 02115, United States

Created By: Boston University


Looking out the front door of the Castle, one can see three towers stretching into the sky. Those towers comprise the Warren Towers residence hall, which was constructed in the 1960s.

The Tower on the left is named Fairfield Tower after William Fairfield Warren, the University's first president. The Tower in the middle is named Marshall Tower after President Warren's son, WIlliam Marshall Warren, who served as the Dean for the College of Liberal Arts. And, the Tower on the right is named Shields Tower after the President's grandson, Shields Warren, a scientist of atomic radiation during World War II and a University Trustee.

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


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