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East Fairchild (Communications Residential College)

1855 Sheridan Road
Evanston, IL 60201

Located along Sheridan Road, just west of Fisk Hall.

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History

East Fairchild is the home of the Communications Residential College. This residential unit was built in the early 1980s. It was built as one of two Sherman Fairchild Residential Colleges. A $2 million gift from the Sherman Fairchild Foundation helped provide equipment and finance other expenses for the residential colleges. Sherman Fairchild was a pioneer in photography, aviation, and sound engineering. He founded Fairchild Camera and Instrument Corporation and Fairchild Engine and Airplane Corporation.