Essential Architecture-  Chicago Loop South

Jane Addams' Hull House

architect

House, unknown; Dining Hall, Pond & Pond

location

800 S. Halsted

date

1856; Dining Hall, 1906

style

Italianate

construction

Brick

type

House
 
 
   
Here, in 1889, Jane Addams and Ellen Gates Starr started what became the most influential social settlement house in America. They began in a then-dilapidated, 33-year-old mansion that had been built by real estate developer Charles J. Hull. By 1907, however, the settlement had grown into a 13-building complex that enveloped the original building. In 1963, the settlement moved from this site, when it was acquired for the new Chicago Circle Campus of the University of Illinois. As a memorial to Jane Addams, the university retained the original Hull-House Residents Dining Hall (dating to 1905) and rebuilt missing portions of the original Hull House.

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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