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Pullman Historic District

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Pullman Historic District

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11141 S Cottage Grove Ave, Chicago, IL 60628-4651
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kmz88 wrote a review Nov 9
Chicago, Illinois244 contributions38 helpful votes
It is a unique and beautiful neighborhood. You forget that you're still in Chicago - it's so idyllic. The buildings are well maintained and it's great to walk through the beautiful street. The visitor center has a small museum. The NPS offers a free tour of the area, which we took. It was very nicely done. The people at the visitor center are very friendly and helpful.
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Date of experience: November 2020
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lauralei99 wrote a review Jan 2020
Chicago, Illinois25 contributions4 helpful votes
In October, a dozen or so resident of homes in the historic Pullman district open their homes for house tours. People who love old homes will enjoy this immensely. The homes are kept as close as possible to the original architecture, and many are furnished with period-pieces.. At the Visitor Center, you purchase tickets (also available on-line at a discount), then receive a brochure which includes addresses and a map, and sometimes, histories of the participating homes. Pullman residents are stationed at the entrances, and also without the houses, to provide information about the specific structure.The porches, front yards and walkways are kept up and decorated beautifully, in both Fall and Halloween motifs. There was food available near the Center, with limited outdoor seating. It is possible to drive the tour route, but parking could be dicey, so I advise that you prepare to walk. One of the homes is used as a private art gallery, and two of the properties and Air bnbs. Also on tour, is another museum of sorts, in which a private collector has lovingly rescued and kept thousands of Pullman Car memorabilia. Both rail and history buffs should make sure to stop in. Picture-taking is banned within the private homes.
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Date of experience: October 2019
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Cobhamanne wrote a review Dec 2019
London, England, United Kingdom42 contributions21 helpful votes
The Pullman District is fascinating despite the fact that key buildings were closed for renovation. George Pullman created a self-sufficient company town and invested in schools and social infrastructure for his employees and their families. Having grown up in Chicago, it took a visit home 25 years later to learn about it but I will be back, post-renovations, and when the weather is more inviting! It is definitely deserving of its status as a national monument.
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Date of experience: November 2019
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Shelli wrote a review Nov 2019
7 contributions2 helpful votes
great grandfather and our grandfathers worked here, so we gathered family to tour. Our docent/ranger was AWESOME!!!!!! and he lives in Pullman!! what a fascinating and important piece of history in terms of American ingenuity and industrialism, the concept of company towns, and of course the labor movement in our country. it was a wonderful day!!!
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Date of experience: October 2019
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chooselocal44 wrote a review Nov 2019
Chicago, Illinois17 contributions2 helpful votes
Enjoyed meeting and talking to residents and learning about the area but much more work needed to be done to make it a truly memorable experience.
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Date of experience: October 2019
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