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Burton–Judson Courts

1005 E 60th St
Chicago,  IL 60637

Phone: (773) 702-5100



Burton–Judson Courts is a dormitory located on the University of Chicago campus. The neo-Gothic style structure was designed by the Philadelphia architectural firm of Zantzinger, Borie & Medary, and was completed in 1931 at a cost of $1,756,287.Burton–Judson Courts is built around two courtyards that are named after the university's second and third presidents, Harry Pratt Judson and Ernest DeWitt Burton. Burton-Judson contains six houses: Dodd-Mead, Salisbury, Linn-Mathews, Coulter, Chamberlin, and Vincent. In addition to student rooms, the building contains a library, lounge rooms, and apartments for resident heads and the resident masters.Notable residentsOtis Brawley, oncologist and executive vice president of the American Cancer Society.Misha Collins, actor.James W. Cronin, Nobel Prize–winning physicist and University of Chicago faculty member. Lived in Chamberlin House.Philip Glass, Noted composer, lived in Coulter House.Tucker Max, Noted blogger and "fratire" writer. Lived in Mathews House.Walter Oi, academic and US government economist.Carl Sagan, Noted astronomer. Lived in Dodd House (room 141).Bernie Sanders, United States Senator from Vermont. Lived in Chamberlin House.John Scalzi, Science fiction author. Lived in Linn House.Thomas Sebeok, semiotician and linguist.Evan Sharp, Co-founder and designer of Pinterest. Lived in Salisbury House.George Steiner, Literary and cultural critic.Nate Silver, Statistician and editor-in-chief of FiveThirtyEight. Lived in Chamberlin House.

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