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… See more details below

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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
Product dimensions:
6.68(w) x 9.20(h) x 0.33(d)

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