Chicago'S Historic Pullman District (Images Of America: Illinois)

Chicago'S Historic Pullman District (Images Of America: Illinois)

  • Publish Date: 1998-10-31
  • Binding: Paperback
  • Author: Frank Beberdick Historic Pullman Foundation
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The town of Pullman, the brainchild of George M. Pullman, began as a small community on the far south side of Chicago. In 1879, Pullman, builder of the well-known Pullman Sleeping Car, purchased land just west of Lake Calumet and surrounding the Illinois Central Railroad, to build his model town in 1880. Pullman was the first planned model industrial town, and its center was Pullmans railroad car business. Employees lived in well-constructed housing on pleasantly landscaped streets, with all the necessary conveniences, including a bank, library, theater, post office, church, parks, and recreational facilities. In fact, Pullman was presented an award for the Worlds Most Perfect Town in 1896.

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