"Pullman site, Pullman National Monument, 2015." by U.S. National Park Service , public domain

Pullman

National Monument - Illinois

Pullman National Monument is located in Chicago and 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, and scene of the violent 1894 Pullman strike. It was built for George Pullman as a place to produce the famous Pullman sleeping cars. Originally built beyond the Chicago city limits, it is now in what is 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.

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Official visitor map of Pullman National Monument (NM) in Illinois. Published by the National Park Service (NPS).Pullman - Visitor Map

Official visitor map of Pullman National Monument (NM) in Illinois. Published by the National Park Service (NPS).

Map of the U.S. National Park System. Published by the National Park Service (NPS).National Park System - National Park Units

Map of the U.S. National Park System. Published by the National Park Service (NPS).

Map of the U.S. National Park System with Unified Regions. Published by the National Park Service (NPS).National Park System - National Park Units and Regions

Map of the U.S. National Park System with Unified Regions. Published by the National Park Service (NPS).

Map of the U.S. National Heritage Areas. Published by the National Park Service (NPS).National Park System - National Heritage Areas

Map of the U.S. National Heritage Areas. Published by the National Park Service (NPS).

https://www.nps.gov/pull/index.htm https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Pullman_National_Monument Pullman National Monument is located in Chicago and 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, and scene of the violent 1894 Pullman strike. It was built for George Pullman as a place to produce the famous Pullman sleeping cars. Originally built beyond the Chicago city limits, it is now in what is 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. In a growing Chicago neighborhood, diverse people and stories intertwined. All were seeking opportunity. Some succeeded. Others were limited—by race, gender, or economic status. Their stories came together in Pullman, a planned industrial community famed for its urban design and architecture. The Administration Clock Tower Building Visitor Center is located at the corner of 111th Street and S. Cottage Grove Avenue. The parking lot entrance on 111th Street (DO NOT drive through the historic stone worker's gate entrance). Due to local, state, and federal government COVID-19 restrictions and guidelines, the East entrance on the Administration Clock Tower Building will be the only entrance open at this time. Administration Clock Tower Building Visitor Center Start your visit at the Administration Clock Tower Building Visitor Center located at the E. 111th street and S. Cottage Grove Ave. Park staff and volunteers are on-hand to answer questions and provide suggestions on how to enjoy your visit to the monument. Informational displays and artifacts available. The Administration Clock Tower Building Visitor Center is located at the corner of 111th Street and S. Cottage Grove Avenue. The parking lot entrance on 111th Street (DO NOT drive through the historic stone worker's gate). Due to local, state, and federal government COVID-19 restrictions and guidelines, the East entrance on the Administration Clock Tower Building will be the only entrance open at this time. Pullman Clocktower on sunny day front of clocktower taken looking up with blue sky, sunny The iconic Pullman clocktower building is one of the central buildings of Pullman National Monument. Clock Tower and Administration Building Clock Tower and Administration Building Built in 1880 for the rail car construction factory and executive offices of Pullman's Palace Car Company, this building complex was one of the most beautiful industrial landscapes in America. Historic Administration Building Historic Administration Building Administration Building Hotel Florence Building Hotel Florence Building in Fall. The Hotel Florence opened on November 1, 1881 as the hospitality showcase for visitors to George Pullman's "perfect town" of Pullman. The hotel was named for George's favorite daughter, Florence. American Flag American flag flying on front porch. The Pullman district also benefits from a diverse and proud residential community. Clock Tower and Administration Building Clock Tower and Administration Building and open field Built in 1880 for the rail car construction factory and executive offices of Pullman's Palace Car Company Fact or Fiction: Did Pullman use Scrip? Fact or Fiction…? The workers at Pullman Palace Car Company were paid in script instead of cash and were only allowed to purchase products and services within the Pullman town in the 19th century. Find Your Park on Route 66 Route 66 and the National Park Service have always had an important historical connection. Route 66 was known as the great road west and after World War II families on vacation took to the road in great numbers to visit the many National Park Service sites in the Southwest and beyond. That connection remains very alive and present today. Take a trip down Route 66 and Find Your Park today! A paved road with fields in the distance. On the road is a white Oklahoma Route 66 emblem. Pullman Yoga While Yoga poses are often tied with things we see in nature, they can also emulate our built environment. These Pullman yoga poses encourage us to take a moment to pause and think about the structures we see around in a historic urban environment and the intentions behind them.  Two rangers practice mountain pose in front of a red brick clock tower. Things to Do in Illinois and Indiana National Parks Things to do in Illinois and Indiana national parks. This page also contains Plan Like a Park Ranger articles and ideas for trips within the states. Beach along a large lake with green grassy dunes in the background under a blue sky. Series: Things to Do in Midwest National Parks There is something for everyone in the Midwest. See what makes the Great Plains great. Dip your toes in the continent's inland seas. Learn about Native American heritage and history. Paddle miles of scenic rivers and waterways. Explore the homes of former presidents. From the Civil War to Civil Rights, discover the stories that shape our journey as a nation. Steep bluff with pink sky above and yellow leaves below. Two Parks, One Mission Welcome to Pullman National Monument and State Historic Site!  We celebrated a truly GRAND opening of the new NPS Visitor Center in the Administration Clock Tower Building and the re-developed historic factory grounds over Labor Day weekend 2021. We’ve enjoyed welcoming thousands of visitors in the months since.     Portrait photo of women in NPS green formal jacket and green tie. Familiar Face, New Role: Ranger Sarah Buchmeier Pullman National Monument is proud to announce Sarah Buchmeier as our newest permanent Park Ranger. Sarah is no stranger to the National Park Service or Pullman, as she has served as a seasonal Park Ranger at Pullman National Monument since 2018 and lives right in the heart of the Pullman neighborhood. A blonde woman stands with her hand on a tree and the other on her hip smiling. Universal Design at Pullman National Monument A ranger describes the unique sensory experience of exploring Pullman National Monument’s NPS Visitor Center Exhibit Hall. Three people use their hands to explore a tactile map of Pullman. Envisioning New Spaces When is the last time you passed a vacant lot in Chicago? And did you imagine it could become a garden, a grocery store, or a library? Students from Edgar Allan Poe Classical School and Gwendolyn Brooks College Preparatory Academy put their minds to imagining the potential of what one of the approximately 13,000 vacant lots in Chicago could become for their communities. A group of students and adults pose with masks on in front of a historic brick building. Volunteer Spotlight: Ron Rodriguez With over 100 volunteer hours, Ron Rodriguez certainly has a passion for giving back to the community. A man wears a mask and leans against a greet counter in a NPS volunteer uniform.

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