Partly because of its history, partly because of its architecture, and and partly because of the people that live there, Pullman is one of Chicago’s greatest treasures. From cottages to row houses to large multi-unit residential buildings and everything in between, the neighborhood has a complete cross-section of housing types of the Victorian era. This weekend is your chance to tour the interior of many of these lovely residences.
Since 1973, the Historic Pullman Foundation and the Pullman Civic Organization have co-sponsored the annual Pullman House Tour making this one of Chicago’s oldest continuing tour of homes. Select homes are chosen each year to present a cross-section of the different types of housing built in the 1880’s as part of the original Town of Pullman. Pullman is a City of Chicago, State of Illinois and U.S. Department of the Interior designated landmark district.
On February 19, 2015 Pullman was designated as a National Monument, a unit of the National Park System and is Chicago’s only National Park facility. Owners of Pullman’s landmark houses maintain the historic details on the exterior. The private side of Pullman residences which will be opened to the public for this tour reflect the style and taste of our modern residents including beautifully restored interiors as well as tasteful modern renovations.
- Get tickets
- Historic Pullman Annual House Tours (facebook)
- More on Pullman from Andi Marie’s article Pullman Town