Photo Galleries

Fall 2015

Preservation Achievement Award Tuesday, October 27, 2015
The renovation of 532 Beacon Street wins a Preservation Achievement Award from the Boston Preservation Alliance, joining past winners such as Trinity Church and Fenway Park. The award was presented to Alpha Theta at the BPA's annual Preservation Achievement Awards event, held at the Cutler Majestic Theatre in Boston on October 27, 2015, where the renovation project also won the 'Fan Favorite' award.

Fall 2014

Finished Photos Tuesday, December 30, 2014
Photos showing the beautiful results of the renovation!
House Dedication Saturday, November 15, 2014
Alumni traveled from near and far to attend the (re-)dedication of 532 Beacon Street on Saturday, November 15, 2014. The fabulous and historic event included dedication ceremonies, dinner and house tours.
MIT Community Open House Friday, November 14, 2014
To celebrate the re-dedication of our newly renovated home, an open house was held for the MIT community on Friday night, November 14, 2014. The event was very well attended. Guests included many MIT administrators, including the MIT Chancellor, along with leaders and alumni from other FSILGs, and Alpha Theta actives and alums.
Ready for Dedication Friday, November 14, 2014
The house is ready for the (re-)dedication weekend events on November 14, 2014!
At Certificate of Occupancy Friday, August 29, 2014
Completed sufficiently to receive Certificate of Occupancy and enable the actives to move back in, just in time for rush. Still several weeks of work remaining, including installation of carpets, rugs, drapes, and other furnishings; completion of the kitchen and game room; and numerous other smaller items.

Spring 2014

Construction Tour Thursday, August 7, 2014
Balusters on the new stair, window trim, bedroom doors, new library bay window bench, wood finishes in the library and dining room, zero floor wallboard, bar.
Construction Tour Tuesday, July 29, 2014
Fifth floor stairs, new windows, floor finishes, bathroom fixtures, wallboard in the hallways, stained glass windows in the library, wallboard throughout the zero floor, and brick pavers in the back lot.
Construction Tour Thursday, July 10, 2014
New wood floors in bedrooms, light fixtures, bathroom tile, heating units, and beginning work on library woodwork.
Construction Tour Monday, June 23, 2014
Running trim and first coats of paint in upper bedrooms, views from the roof, air conditioning units in the rooftop mechanical well, bathroom floor tile, and the sliding fire door for the library.
Construction Tour Tuesday, June 17, 2014
Elevator! Wallboard up in most rooms, bathroom subfloors sealed, repointing of the front facade.
Construction Tours Thursday, June 5, 2014
Wallboard up in many rooms, windows removed on the rear, and scaffolding up on the front for facade work. Also had the pleasure of showing the building to alumni visiting for their MIT reunions.
Construction Tour Thursday, May 15, 2014
Insulation througout, boiler installed. Ready for wall board as soon as inspections are complete.
Construction Tour Thursday, May 8, 2014
Insulation, plumbing, and prep work for walls and ceilings
Construction Tour and Meeting Thursday, April 24, 2014
More mechanical, electrical, and pluming rough-in. Fire-proofing. Runtel baseboard heating unit sample.
Construction Tour Wednesday, April 16, 2014
Rough-in continues: electrical, plumbing, and HVAC
Construction Tour Thursday, April 3, 2014
5th floor rooms taking shape, mechanical and electrical rough-ins, new stair case from first to zero floor
Antique Blueprints at Boston Public Library Tuesday, April 1, 2014
Blueprints found in the Boston Public Library archives for 4LB renovations in 1938, Consuls Room rebuild in 1946, and second and third floor fire escapes.
Interior Design Meeting Tuesday, April 1, 2014
Paint color and furniture fabrics
Construction Tour Thursday, March 20, 2014
Interior Design Meeting Thursday, March 20, 2014
Utility work in the sub-basement, 5th floor roof installation, tightening the stairs, and vintage Red Sox ticket stubs
Construction Tour Thursday, March 6, 2014
Rough framing begins, steel for elevator shaft in place
Interior Design Meeting Thursday, March 6, 2014
Furniture finishes and room layouts
Construction Tour Thursday, February 20, 2014
Demolition mostly complete, steel being installed, chimney removals
Renovation: January 16 Thursday, January 16, 2014
Photos showing progress of the renovation, taken on January 16, 2014. Showing basement floor removed, rear stairs removed, plaster on exterior walls removed (to allow insulation).

Fall 2013

Pre-Renovation Photos Sunday, December 22, 2013
Photos pre-renovation. Historic signatures above the laylight.
Vacant House Saturday, December 21, 2013
Empty house as turned over to Sea-Dar Construction
Finishes Design Meeting Thursday, December 12, 2013
Selecting carpets and bathroom finishes
Clearing Out The House Thursday, November 21, 2013
Packing up the common rooms
Packing the Archives Wednesday, November 20, 2013
Packing up rollbooks, historian reports, and other archives

Spring 2011

Swanson Game Room Dedication Saturday, March 5, 2011
On March 5, 2011, actives, alumni, spouses, MIT staff, and friends, gathered at Alpha Theta to remember brother Bob Swanson '69, founder of Genentech and pioneer of the biotech industry, and to celebrate the opening of the Swanson Biotechnology Center at MIT. Judy Swanson and Erica Swanson were present and spoke at the very special event, during which "Bob's Bar" was dedicated (Bob was Social Chairman), remembering how much Alpha Theta Sigma Chi meant to Bob, and Bob to Alpha Theta. A truly special, emotional, and fun event!

Spring 2008

2008 Balfour Leadership Training Workshop (LTW) Saturday, August 2, 2008
2008 Balfour Leadership Training Workshop (LTW), held at University of Missouri July 31-August 3, 2008

Spring 2007

125th Anniversary Reunion - 1979+/- Era Saturday, April 14, 2007
Reunion weekend - assorted photos. Photo credit: Kirk Scattergood 79.
125th Anniversary Reunion - Alpha Theta Academy Saturday, April 14, 2007
Alpha Theta Academy sessions on Saturday afternoon of Reunion weekend. Credit: Josh Campoverde 08.
125th Anniversary Reunion - Friday Saturday, April 14, 2007
Reunion weekend - Friday night dinner (83-87) and at the house. Photo credit: Brook Sullivan 85.
125th Anniversary Reunion - Selected Photos Saturday, April 14, 2007
Selected photos from the 125th Anniversary Reunion, April 13-15, 2007.
125th Anniversary Reunion - Sunday Saturday, April 14, 2007
Reunion weekend - Sunday at the house. Credit: David Morales 89.
125th Anniversary Reunion Ball (set 1) Saturday, April 14, 2007
Reunion Ball photos (set 1). Credit: MIT Photographer.
125th Anniversary Reunion Ball (set 2) Saturday, April 14, 2007
Reunion Ball photos (set 2). Photo credit: David Morales 89.
125th Anniversary Reunion Ball (set 3) Saturday, April 14, 2007
Reunion Ball photos (set 3). Photo credit: Josh Campoverde 08.
125th Anniversary Reunion Ball (set 4) Saturday, April 14, 2007
Reunion Ball photos (set 4). Photo credit: Basil Safos 80.

Fall 2004

Red Sox World Series Champions Wednesday, November 3, 2004
Pictures from the Red Sox winning the World Series Party.

Spring 2004

Alpha Theta's website on Monday, April 26, 2004
Alpha Theta's website featured by Sigma Chi Headquarters

Spring 2003

Swanson Scholarship Banquet Saturday, May 10, 2003
Annual Swanson Scholarship Banquet. This year held at the MIT Faculty Club.
Red Sox vs. Blue Jays Sunday, April 20, 2003
Brothers take in a Red Sox game at Fenway Park.
P.K. Hadley's Wedding Saturday, April 19, 2003
Peter Kemp Hadley gets married, with actives and alumni in attendance.
Derby Days Chorallaries Concert Friday, April 4, 2003
The MIT Chorallaries hold a benefit concert for Derby Days.
President Vest Comes to Dinner Wednesday, April 2, 2003
MIT President Charles Vest joins us for dinner and discussion afterwards.

Spring 2002

120th Anniversary Reunion Friday, April 12, 2002
The Alpha Theta Chapter's 120th Anniversary Reunion

Miscellaneous Photos

Class Pictures Monday, July 7, 2003
Pictures of our brothers, by pledge class.