44th Annual Historic Pullman House Tour this Weekend

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S. St Lawrence near 112th [John Morris/Chicago Patterns]

Pullman, a recently minted a national monument and treasure, is opening up for the 44th annual house tour this weekend, from 11AM to 5PM.

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.

Historic Pullman Foundation

S. Cottage Grove and 113th [John Morris/Chicago Patterns]

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.

S. Langley and 114th [John Morris/Chicago Patterns]

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.

S. St. Lawrence near 115th [John Morris/Chicago Patterns]

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One response to “44th Annual Historic Pullman House Tour this Weekend”

  1. Jim Walsh says:

    My Grandfather, worked as an upolsterer at Pullman, my mother was a Secretary there, and my father, Steve Walsh worked 50 years at Pullman-Standard retiring in 1964 as Director of Purchasing. During WW 2 he had a staff of 85 people at the Hammond, IN plant manufacturing tanks and mortars!

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