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Chicago's Historic Pullman District, Illinois (Images of America Series)
     

Chicago's Historic Pullman District, Illinois (Images of America Series)

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by Frank Beberdick, Historic Pullman Foundation
 

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

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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 Pullman’s 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 “World’s Most Perfect Town” in 1896.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780738500294
Publisher:
Arcadia Publishing SC
Publication date:
10/28/1998
Series:
Images of America Series
Pages:
127
Sales rank:
896,647
Product dimensions:
6.68(w) x 9.20(h) x 0.33(d)

Meet the Author


Historic Pullman Foundation archivist and author Frank Beberdick, a resident of the Pullman community since 1975, has worked with HPF staff and fellow members of the foundation to compile this fascinating photographic account of the community. Beginning with the birth of George Pullman in 1831, this book chronicles the history of the community up to the present. Photographs gathered from the foundation’s archives show the start of both residential and industrial construction. Most of the book consists of photographs, while the accompanying text provides historical explanations that make the book both entertaining and educational. The Historic Pullman Foundation was established in 1973 to carry on the work of preservation and to become an educational resource of the Pullman Historic District. Today, the Hotel Florence (pictured on cover), the Grand Old Lady of Pullman, continues to be a major attraction for visitors to the community.

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Chicago's Historic Pullman District, Illinois (Images of America Series) 4 out of 5 based on 0 ratings. 2 reviews.
Guest More than 1 year ago
'Chicago's, Historic Pullman District' is a compilation of rare photographs that capture the quaintness of this industrial town and era. The construction began in the early 1880's and continues today as restoration. The saga of the Pullman Company and the Pullman family is only a backdrop for the images of this unique town. The industrial, commercial and residential architectural views and the essence of a hard working people establishing a close knit permanent community is captured pictorially throughout the book. The Pullman district has acquired National, State and City Landmark status. The book is a valuable supplement to any tour of the area or any serious research on the history of Chicago.
Guest More than 1 year ago
'Chicago's, Historic Pullman District' is a compilation of rare photographs that capture the quaintness of this industrial town and era. The construction began in the early 1880's and continues today as restoration. The saga of the Pullman Company and the Pullman family is only a backdrop for the images of this unique town. The industrial, commercial and residential architectural views of the town are displayed and the essence of a hard working people establishing a close knit permanent community is captured pictorially throughout the book. The Pullman district has acqired National, State and City Landmark status. The book would be a valuable supplement to any tour of the area or any serious research on the history of Chicago.