Harvard Med School Quad


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The Quad is the hub of the Harvard Medical School campus and dates to 1906. The design inspiration stems from Chicago's 1893 World's Fair's 'Great White City.' Gordon Hall, at the head of the quad, was constructed with Vermont marble recycled from the New York Public Library 'seconds' that failed to meet the designer's standards.  Abutting the lawn are the school's education, administration, and research buildings in five white marble buildings. The  institution has performed  many 'firsts' including the world's first growth of human skin in large quantities in a lab. Harvard's move to this site on Longwood Avenue was a major influence on the growth of the area of Boston. 

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