1. point: 1 of 8

    The Blackfan Research Tour begins at the Karp Building on Blackfan Circle just north of the Longwood Boston Children's entrance. For real time turn by turn directions to the selected Point, use the Google Maps app link (mobile only). 

     

    Boston Children's employs more than 1,300 researchers. The Karp Building hosts Children's institutional research program in Cellular and Molecular Medicine, which is recognized worldwide for its discoveries that increase the body's ability to fight disease and to heal. Boston Children's has 404 beds, is the #1 pediatric hospital in the country,  is academically affiliated with Harvard Medical School and is home to the world's largest research enterprise based at a pediatric hospital.

     

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    Address:

    1 Blackfan Circle

    42.338065190753966, -71.10485843170773
    68
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    The Harvard Institutes of Medicine (HIM) houses over 500 researchers from Harvard Medical School, Brigham and Women's Hospital, Boston Children's Hospital and Dana-Farber Cancer Institute in a 300,000 square foot, 10-story building. The building originates from a MASCO-led re-use study which identified this former Boston English High School site’s suitability for member institutions’ needs to expand.

    Address:

    77 Avenue Louis Pasteur

    42.33846171859804, -71.10428443897854
    69
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    The Center for Life Sciences Building (CLSB) was built in 2008 and is certified LEED Gold (Leadership in Energy and Environmental Design). This was the area’s first privately developed, for-lease, biomedical research center, designed by Tsoi/Kobus & Associates and developed by Lyme Properties. The 700,000 square foot lab building is leased to various LMA institutions including Beth Israel Deaconess Medical Center, Boston Children’s Hospital, Dana-Farber Cancer Institute, and Harvard’s Wyss Institute. Through collaboration, these institutions develop biologically inspired materials and devices that help solve critical medical and environmental problems and  translate these transformative technologies into products that have an impact on society and the world. 

    Address:

    3 Blackfan Circle

     

    42.33902137724484, -71.10380124040603
    29
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    This facility opened in 2004 in the heart of Boston's world renowned Longwood Medical and Academic Area and employs close to 400 scientists who are conducting research in asthma, cancer, hepatitis and Alzheimer's disease. Merck Research Laboratories Boston was founded on the premise that the Boston-Cambridge life-sciences cluster, with over 50,000 life-sciences employees, presents a unique environment for drug-discovery research.  The distinctive aqua-tinted  building includes about 300,000 square foot research and development space. 

    Address:

    33 Avenue Louis Pasteur

    42.339565, -71.10319600000003
    31
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    The avenue is named for the French doctor, famous for his discovery of germs and the process of pasteurization. Prior to pasteurization in the 1920s, young children were disproportionally harmed by raw milk: its widespread pasteurization was a great public health breakthrough.   This quarter mile long formal avenue connects the Harvard Medical Quad to the Emerald Necklace.  Educational institutions and research buildings abut the boulevard on all sides. Boston Latin School, the oldest public school in the U.S., is halfway down on the left (look for the copper cupola atop a brick facade). Of the fifty-six signers of the Declaration of Independence, five were pupils of this school (John Hancock, Samuel Adams, Benjamin Franklin, Robert Treat Paine, and William Hooper).

    42.33926666243151, -71.1017202471603
    71
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    The Boston Lying-In hospital building serves as research space for the Brigham but originally served as a community hospital. Its doors opened in 1832 as one of America’s first maternity hospitals, serving women unable to afford in-home medical care. In 1966, it merged with the Free Hospital for Women, which served the community’s poor and sick women, later becoming the Boston Hospital for Women and merged with the Brigham and Women's in 1966.

    Address:

    221 Longwood Avenue

    42.336885202383115, -71.10265463590622
    72
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    Harvard Medical School (HMS) was a catalyst for the future development of the LMA when it moved to its current location on Longwood Avenue in 1906.  With the purchase of 36 acres of land, its vision was for affiliated teaching hospitals to co-locate to improve the teaching of medical students by providing on-site clinical experiences.  Founded in 1782, it is the third oldest medical school in the U.S.  Harvard’s School of Dental Medicine and T.H. Chan School of Public Health, along with many of the major teaching hospitals of HMS, are all located in the LMA. HMS has more than 11,000 faculty working in 10 academic departments located at the School’s Boston campus  in hospital-based clinical departments at 15 Harvard-affiliated teaching hospitals and research institutes. These include  LMA institutions Beth Israel Deaconess Medical Center, Boston Children’s Hospital, Brigham and Women’s Hospital, Dana-Farber Cancer Institute, Joslin Diabetes Center, Judge Baker Children’s Center, and Massachusetts Eye and Ear/Schepens Eye Research Institute.

    Address:

    25 Shattuck Street

    42.33711400939531, -71.10346234191547
    73
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    The Hunnewell Building was named after the Hunnewell Family for its great contributions to the hospital during its earlier years. The building opened in 1914 and is its longest continually occupied structure. To many, the building on Longwood Ave is the symbol of the institution with its classic columned facade. Today, it mostly houses administrative offices. The copper dome (now in a verdigris hue) covers an internal atrium.

    Address:

    300 Longwood Avenue

    42.33757944073736, -71.10471627462994
    74

Blackfan Research

distance: A few blocks
points: 8
type: Scientific/Medical

On this quick tour Learn about the research institutions clustered in this central location. Blackfan's slick modern architecture contrasts  with the formal style and greenery of Avenue Louis Pasteur (0.5 miles).

 

The Blackfan Research Tour begins at the Karp Building on Blackfan Circle just north of the Longwood Boston Children's entrance. For real time turn by turn directions to the selected Point, use the Google Maps app link (mobile only). 

 

Tell us about your walking experience! walkingtours@longwoodarea.org

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On this quick tour Learn about the research institutions clustered in this central location. Blackfan's slick modern architecture contrasts  with the formal style and greenery of Avenue Louis Pasteur (0.5 miles).

 

The Blackfan Research Tour begins at the Karp Building on Blackfan Circle just north of the Longwood Boston Children's entrance. For real time turn by turn directions to the selected Point, use the Google Maps app link (mobile only). 

 

Tell us about your walking experience! walkingtours@longwoodarea.org