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Fairchild Hall

Chestnut and South Main Streets, Berea

The first brick building on campus, Fairchild Hall was known as Ladies’ Hall from 1873 until 1937. Named for E. Henry Fairchild (1815-1889), the first president of Berea College (1869-1889) and an alumnus of Oberlin College in Ohio, this residence hall features essentially the same design as that of Ladies’ Hall at Oberlin. Eclecticism is expressed I the combination of Second Empire and Italianate styles. Architects were Cady, Bergh, and See of New York City.