Northeastern purchases ‘Horticulture Hall’ on Mass. Ave.


Deanna Schwartz

The building is located on Christian Science Plaza.

Deanna Schwartz, campus editor

Northeastern is purchasing “Horticulture Hall,” a historic Boston building on Massachusetts Avenue, according to a Thursday announcement

The 45,000-square-foot building, located at 300 Massachusetts Ave., sits on the Christian Science Plaza, bordering Huntington Avenue and Saint Stephen Street. 

The building will be used for office space in the short term, according to Kathy Spiegleman, vice president and chief of campus planning and development.

“We are excited to bring this great building into the vibrant university ecosystem along Huntington Avenue,” Spiegelman said in the announcement.

Northeastern bid on the building in late 2019 when commercial real estate agency Marcus Partners put it on the market. The building’s largest current tenant is Boston Magazine, who will not be renewing their lease when it expires. The purchase price was $22 million, according to the Suffolk County Registry of Deeds records.

“We’re working with the City of Boston to come up with a plan that takes advantage of the rich history and architecture of the building to program it with all the exciting things that happen at Northeastern,” Spiegelman said.