We've Moved! 501 Boylston Street: A Historic Site with Contemporary Appeal
05.21.15 / Kate Shoss
As of today, ARC now calls 501 Boylston Street home. The Newbry is a building with a storied place in Boston's architectural history. Built in 1940 and known for generations as The New England's Life Building, its block-long granite facade with Art Deco details is a familiar landmark in the Back Bay.
Of note to ARC, the building occupies the site of MIT's first home, the Rogers Building (1866-1939). The 501 block is also the original home of the Boston Society of Natural History; the Society is now Boston's Museum of Science. With roots in academia and science, it seems like the perfect address for us!
Today, the building is home to dozens of knowledge-based companies. High ceilings and oversized windows provide abundant natural light and views of the Back Bay and Charles River. It is an Energy Start building, and was named Historical Building of the Year by BOMA Boston.