Pullman Village Photos

Started in 1879 by George M. Pullman to house workers of Pullman's rail passenger cars, the village was mostly designed by Solon Spencer Beman. Considered a model town at the time, it drew tourists from the 1893 Chicago World's Fair. The depression of 1894 plunged the Pullman factory into a strike supported by rail unions who refused to pull Pullman coaches, thereby shutting down American railroads. U.S. troops were sent to Pullman to shut down the strike, making the site an important one in American labor history. High points on view today at this National Historic Site include the Hotel Florence, many of the workers row houses plus remnants of factory buildings.

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Hotel Florence part of Pullman Village. Chicago, IL.Side facade of Hotel Florence in Pullman Village. Chicago, IL.Mural showing history of Pullman Village. Chicago, IL.Row of houses built by Pullman Company for its employees. Chicago, IL.
Hotel Florence (11111 S. Forrestville Ave.) part of Pullman Village. Chicago, IL.Side facade of Hotel Florence in Pullman Village. Chicago, IL.Mural showing history of Pullman Village. Chicago, IL.Row of houses built by Pullman Company for its employees. Chicago, IL.
Row houses of Pullman Village. Chicago, IL.Greenstone United Methodist Church in Pullman Village. Chicago, IL.Rose window of Greenstone United Methodist. Chicago, IL.Tower of Greenstone United Methodist. Chicago, IL.
Row houses of Pullman Village. Chicago, IL.Greenstone United Methodist Church in Pullman Village. Chicago, IL.Rose window of Greenstone United Methodist. Chicago, IL.Tower of Greenstone United Methodist. Chicago, IL.
One of four arcaded buildings around Pullman Village square. Chicago, IL.Pullman Village square with colonnades & ruins of central public building. Chicago, IL.Pullman Village square ruins of central public building. Chicago, IL.Rows of worker houses in Pullman Village. Chicago, IL.
One of four arcaded buildings around Pullman Village square (S. Champlain at E. 112th St.). Chicago, IL.Pullman Village square with colonnades & ruins of central public building. Chicago, IL.Pullman Village square ruins of central public building. Chicago, IL.Rows of worker houses in Pullman Village. Chicago, IL.
Rows of worker houses in Pullman Village. Chicago, IL.Brick worker house in Pullman Village. Chicago, IL.Queen Anne-style house in Pullman Village. Chicago, IL.Pullman Village streetscape along S. Champlain. Chicago, IL.
Rows of worker houses in Pullman Village. Chicago, IL.Brick worker house in Pullman Village. Chicago, IL.Queen Anne-style house in Pullman Village. Chicago, IL.Pullman Village streetscape along S. Champlain. Chicago, IL.
Victorian row houses in Pullman Village along Florence Blvd. Chicago, IL.Yellow lilies in garden at Pullman Village. Chicago, IL.Chimneys in Pullman Village. Chicago, IL.Victorian multicolored brickwork of row houses in Pullman Village along Florence Blvd. Chicago, IL.
Victorian row houses in Pullman Village along Florence Blvd. Chicago, IL.Yellow lilies in garden at Pullman Village. Chicago, IL.Chimneys in Pullman Village. Chicago, IL.Victorian multicolored brickwork of row houses in Pullman Village along Florence Blvd. Chicago, IL.
Red & green porch in Pullman Village. Chicago, IL.Victorian multicolored brickwork of row house in Pullman Village. Chicago, IL.Porch & brickwork in Pullman Village. Chicago, IL.Pullman Company factory building in Pullman Village. Chicago, IL.
Red & green porch in Pullman Village. Chicago, IL.Victorian multicolored brickwork of row house in Pullman Village. Chicago, IL.Porch & brickwork in Pullman Village. Chicago, IL.Pullman Company factory building (c1880s) in Pullman Village. Chicago, IL.
Victorian Romanesque tower of Pullman Company factory building. Chicago, IL.Entry arch of Pullman Company factory building. Chicago, IL.

Victorian Romanesque tower of Pullman Company factory building. Chicago, IL.Entry arch of Pullman Company factory building. Chicago, IL.


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