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In 1997, Emerson purchased 216 Tremont Street, the old Union Bank Building, to house the Robbins Clinic, Thayer Nursery, classrooms and offices. The Bill Bordy Theater and Auditorium is used for lectures, performances, performance classes and special…

180 Tremont was purchased by Emerson College in 1992 during John Zacharis presidency, laying the groundwork for Emerson's move from Boston's Back Bay to the Theatre District. Six years later, it was renamed the Ansin Building in honor of Sydney and…

Pictured: An architectural rendering of Emerson?s ?Piano Row? building. In 2006, Piano Row Residence Hall became the second purpose built facility for Emerson College. It serves as a dormitory and houses the school?s first gymnasium. The 14-story…

Dr. M. Lee Pelton was inaugurated as the 12th President of Emerson College at the Cutler Majestic Theatre on Sept. 14, 2012. Also pictured: Ted Cutler and Jeff Greenhawt.

In 1903, college founder Charles W. Emerson retired due to his poor health. At this time, Dean Southwick became acting president and reorganized the curriculum, regrouping sixteen departments down to seven: Oratory, Voice Training, Literary…

The nation's first collegiate level program in Children's Theater was established at Emerson in 1919. Pictured: a production of Alice in Wonderland.

In 1927, Emerson College of Oratory purchased its first piece of real estate at 373 Commonwealth Ave. It would be known as Emerson College Residence. For Emerson students, the new address replaced five rented dormitory buildings. The six-story stone…

Captioned: "Emerson students rehearsing a radio play before the microphone in one of the broadcasting studios at Station WEEI. Seated, Dorothy Morris; standing, left to right, Belle Sylvester and Ruth Campbell. Under the leadership of Dean Harry S.…


In 1946, Boylston Green was elected the fifth President of the College. Unlike his predecessors Emerson, Rolfe, Southwick, and Ross, he had no prior association with the College.
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