Monthly Archives: September 2010

Higgins House – WPI Campus, Worcester MA

I visited this house on a very rainy day, thus the darkness of the photos. I hope to return sometime on a more sunny day.

 

Main Entrance Higgins House

Main Entrance Higgins House

 

Higgins House is a Tudor Castle built between 1920-1923.  The architect is Grosvenor Atterbury, but the house itself is based on the Compton Wyngates Castle in Warwickshire, England which was built in 1525.

 

Exterior Higgins House

Exterior Higgins House

 

The house was built by WPI alumni Aldus Higgins (1893), and donated to WPI by his heirs in 1970. Today it serves the WPI campus in multiple capacities. On the day I visited, a large welcoming party was going on.

 

Higgins Coat of Arms

Higgins Coat of Arms

 

 

Great Hall from Balcony

Great Hall from Balcony

 

The interiors are lovely. Here is a sample of what I saw.

 

Dining Room

Dining Room

 

The gardens are also beautiful and provide an oasis for the students on campus.

 

Garden View

Garden View

 

 

Another Garden View

Another Garden View

 

To view more photos of Higgins House, visit my Flickr site.

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