Higgins House

Higgins House

100 Institute Road, Worcester MA, 01609

This Tudor-style mansion was once the home of Aldus C. Higgins, son of Milton P. Higgins, the first superintendent of the Washburn Shops and a founder of Norton Company in Worcester. The house was donated to WPI in 1971 following the death of Mrs. Aldus Higgins. Today it houses the Office of Alumni Relations and is frequently used for meetings, conferences, and events. Visitors enjoy the unusual architecture, which reflects Aldus’s love for English castles. The three-story arched window in its Great Hall overlooks magnificent formal gardens where WPI community members often go to enjoy a tranquil lunchtime stroll.