Friday, October 10, 2008

Historical Pullman House Tour

This weekend is the 35th Annual Pullman House Tour

In the 1880's George Pullman built an industrial town for his railroad company employees on the western shore of Lake Calumet. The village is now part of Chicago and is located 13 miles south of the "loop". Architect Solon S. Beman designed approximately 1,000 residences and public buildings.

Pullman is full of historic and architecturally significant buildings, including the Hotel Florence, the Arcade Building destroyed in the 1920s, the Clock Tower and Factory, the Market Square and Greenstone Church. By 1972 the Pullman Historic District had obtained National, State, and City landmark status.

Seven homes will be included in this weekend's housewalk. Tickets are $20.00 and the walk starts at the Historic Pullman Visitors Center. October 11th & 12th -11 to 5 p.m.

Visit the Historical Pullman Foundation at

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