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    The Brookline Ave to Longwood Tour begins at the Shapiro Clinical Center plaza at Brookline and Longwood, across from the Galleria. For real time turn by turn directions to the selected Point, use the Google Maps app link (mobile only). 

     

    Beth Israel Deaconess Medical Center (BIDMC) is a patient care, teaching and research affiliate of Harvard Medical School, and consistently ranks as a national leader among independent hospitals in National Institutes of Health funding. BIDMC is clinically affiliated with the Joslin Diabetes Center, is a research partner of Dana-Farber/Harvard Cancer Center, and is the official hospital of the Boston Red Sox. The Shapiro Clinical Center building (formerly the original building of MassArt) opened in 1996 and is a historic landmark notable for its blend of art deco and modern gothic architecture. The hospital has 651 licensed beds, including 473 medical/surgical beds, 77 critical care beds and 60 OB/GYN beds. BIDMC received $132 million in NIH funding in 2016. 

     

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    Address:

    324 Brookline Ave

    42.33929045371814, -71.10683689613234
    115
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    The Muddy River "daylighting" project (2017) re-opened parts of the river that have been covered over the years, installed larger culverts to improve water flow, and made other habitat and landscape improvements to the parklands surrounding the river between the Riverway and Avenue Louis Pasteur.  The naming of the parkland honors the late Justine M. Liff, who served as Boston Parks and Recreation Commissioner from 1996 until her untimely passing in 2002. The project has successfully reconnected the Riverway to the Back Bay Fens section of Boston's historic Emerald Necklace.

    42.3426746725192, -71.10323569525372
    119
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    Founded in 1919 by the Sisters of Notre Dame de Namur as the first Catholic college for women in New England, Emmanuel today is a coeducational, residential college with a 17-acre campus in the heart of Boston's educational, scientific, cultural and medical communities. The central bell tower within the Administration Building is a significant visual landmark along the Fenway and was built in 1916. Emmanuel now has more than 2,500 students, including 1,800 undergraduate students. The College offers more than 50 areas of study in the arts, humanities, sciences and business. The institution has a history of recognition on the President's Higher Education Community Service Honor Roll.

    Address:

    400 the Fenway

    42.340536, -71.10110900000001
    21
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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 and was pioneered at nearby Boston Children's Hospital.  This quarter mile long formal boulevard connects the Harvard Medical Quad to the Emerald Necklace.  Educational institutions and research buildings line the avenue on all sides including Emmanuel College, Simmons College, Boston Latin School,  Brigham and Women's, and Harvard research spaces. 

    42.339273399993466, -71.10168911408618
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    Private Oscar C. Tugo enlisted on May 7, 1917 in WWI with the Harvard Medical Unit; he was killed as a night orderly during the air raid on Base Hospital No. 5 four months later, the first American man in the American expeditionary force to be killed in the Great War. In 1921, this streetscape adjoining the Harvard Medical School quadrangle was named in Tugo's honor. At the dedication, Andrew J. Peters, then Mayor of Boston dedicated the space to be a reminder of the spirit, not only of the man whose name it bears and whose sacrifice it commemorates, but of the high idealism of the men and women of the Harvard Medical Unit who hastened so unselfishly to do their patriotic duty at the first call of war.

    Address:

    Oscar C. Tugo Circle

    42.33725626619874, -71.1033778523315
    111
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    Designed by Mikyoung Kim, the Longwood Avenue entrance includes a row of birch trees and hedges frame a new graphic granite wall that is inscribed with images from nature; from birds to butterflies.  The plant selection transforms throughout the seasons in color and texture.

    Address:

    300 Longwood Ave

    42.33791847481793, -71.10537878025661
    120

Brookline Ave to Longwood

distance: A mile
points: 6
type: Green space/Plaza

 

This central tour takes you through all Longwood experiences from bustling Brookline Ave, a  bucolic section of Fenway Road, the formal Avenue Louis Pasteur, and a lively stretch of Longwood Avenue (0.7 miles). 

 

The Brookline Ave to Longwood Tour begins at the Shapiro Clinical Center plaza at Brookline and Longwood, across from the Galleria. 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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This central tour takes you through all Longwood experiences from bustling Brookline Ave, a  bucolic section of Fenway Road, the formal Avenue Louis Pasteur, and a lively stretch of Longwood Avenue (0.7 miles). 

 

The Brookline Ave to Longwood Tour begins at the Shapiro Clinical Center plaza at Brookline and Longwood, across from the Galleria. 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