Essential Architecture-  Chicago Far South

Pullman District

architect

Solon S. Beman

location

Roughly bounded by 104th, 115th, Cottage Grove and Langley Sts.

date

1880-94

style

Queen Anne

construction

Brick

type

Neighbourhood
 
 
 
Instead of locating his factory for building railroad sleeping cars in Chicago, George M. Pullman built a town of his own outside the city limits — the first model, planned industrial community in the United States. Pullman contained everything necessary for a self- sustaining town: civic, public, commercial, recreational and factory buildings, as well as a variety of housing types, all carefully placed in landscaped surroundings designed by Nathan Barrett. Later absorbed into the city Pullman once avoided, the residential buildings began to be sold to private owners in 1907. The company sold the original factory site in 1958.

links

With special thanks to the City of Chicago website, www.egov.cityofchicago.org , for much of the info on this page.
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