The Pennsylvania Avenue Residence Halls, often known simple as PAR, anchor the southeast of main campus with the Florida Avenue Residence Halls, known simply as FAR.
The Pennsylvania Avenue Residence Halls opened in September 1962 as the first coeducational undergraduate dormitories on campus, with the rooms equally split between men and women. The $5.75M complex consists of four buildings containing 1,032 rooms: Babcock Hall, Blaisdell Hall, Carr Hall, and Saunders Hall.
Saunders Hall is named after Alta Gwinn Saunders, who oversaw the development of "business English" courses at the University and served as a professor from 1917 to 1948. #Saunders #University_of_Illinois