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"Ashdown House: The Home Where Science and Technology Live" (Trailer)

Documentary produced in 2006 by MIT graduate students Ben Wood and Luciana Pereira

Documentary produced in 2006 by MIT graduate students Ben Wood and Luciana Pereira

In 2006, two MIT graduate students in the School of Architecture and Planning, Ben Wood and Luciana Pereira, produced a documentary called Ashdown House: The Home Where Science and Technology Live. The documentary shows the rich history of MIT's first graduate dorm which housed many luminaries of the 20th century for nearly seven decades. As this excerpt shows, the dorm also attracted such famous guests as poet Robert Frost and novelists Aldous Huxley and Isaac Asimov. In 2008, a "new" Ashdown House opened at NW35. After undergoing renovations, the historic Ashdown residence was renamed Maseeh Hall and became an undergraduate dorm in 2011.

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