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Alfred P. Sloan Building (Bldg. E52)

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Bldg. E52
1938, Donald Desganges. 50 Memorial Dr.

Here is MIT's School of Management and the Faculty Club. Its entrance is marked by characteristically 1930s architecture, a streamlined glass panel and bronze trim with a curved overhang, preceded by a central flight of steps. Twelve narrow window strips, three stories high, are separated by flat flutings, with horizontal lintels and a dentiled cornice set beneath a later addition, thereby providing a counterpoint rhythm. The building originally served as the headquarters for Lever Brothers, a corporation that emerged from the soap-making industry of nineteenth-century Cambridge.

Writing Credits

Keith N. Morgan


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Keith N. Morgan, "Alfred P. Sloan Building (Bldg. E52)", [Cambridge, Massachusetts], SAH Archipedia, eds. Gabrielle Esperdy and Karen Kingsley, Charlottesville: UVaP, 2012—,

Print Source

Cover: Buildings of Massachusetts

Buildings of Massachusetts: Metropolitan Boston, Keith N. Morgan, with Richard M. Candee, Naomi Miller, Roger G. Reed, and contributors. Charlottesville: University of Virginia Press, 2009, 311-311.

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