Old Medical School Repaired by Boston University
The old Harvard Medical School is now being occupied by Boston University. The property, which had an assessed valuation of $596,000, was sold to a syndicate a year ago this month. It was the intention of the buyers to tear down the whole building and to replace it with either a large office building or an expensive theatre. Before their plans took, definite shape, however, Boston University, which was in need of new quarters for its college of arts and sciences, purchased the property at a high figure last February.
Extensive repairs and additions have been made since that time, but only those repairs in the main part of the building are completed. A gymnasium is being built under the enlarged ell which extends towards the Boston Public Library. In this ell has been built an assembly hall with a seating capacity of 600. The main part of the building has been considerably changed, although the biological and chemical laboratories have not been altered.
The college department of Boston University, which has been considerably cramped in its former quarters, will occupy the building.