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Northwestern University

McManus Center

1725 Orrington Avenue
Evanston, IL 60201

Located along Orrington Avenue across the street from the Hilton Orrington Evanston.

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Photo of the McManus Center

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Graduate student housing

History

Opened in 1947 as the Northwestern Apartments for faculty and married students in response to the GI Bill-generated enrollment surge following World War II, the seven-story structure contained 208 living units and a 110-car garage. Designed by Holabird, Root, and Burgee and constructed of brick with a limestone trim. McManus cost $3 million to build. It was one of the first buildings to have a "garden roof," a grass lawn covering the top of the garage.

Departments in this building

For a list of all University departments see the Office Directory