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Pullman National Monument - Chicago, IL
Posted by: Groundspeak Premium Member RakeInTheCache
N 41° 41.468 W 087° 36.578
16T E 449268 N 4615663
Quick Description: Pullman National Monument was the first model, planned industrial community in the United States. The district is significant for its historical origins in the Pullman Company, one of the most famous company towns in the United States.
Location: Illinois, United States
Date Posted: 9/23/2017 1:35:07 PM
Waymark Code: WMWNT5
Published By: Groundspeak Premium Member lumbricus
Views: 2

Long Description:
Located in what is now the Pullman community area of Chicago, the district includes the Pullman factory and also the Hotel Florence, named after George Pullman's daughter. Also within the district is the A. Philip Randolph Pullman Porter Museum, named for the prominent leader A. Philip Randolph, which recognizes and explores African American labor history.

The district was named a National Monument on February 19, 2015, making it a component of the National Park System.

In 2017 the National Park Service approved a plan to restore the clock tower building and turn it into a visitors center.

Call the Historic Pullman Foundation to confirm the correct hours of operation at 773-785-8901.
Address:
11141 S. Cottage Grove Avenue
Chicago, IL


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