The town of Pullman, on Chicago’s far south side, has a unique and rich history. Founder Charles Pullman purchased 4,000 acres of land to develop the first American model industrial town, where factory employees could live and work together in one place. Once dubbed as “the world’s most perfect town”, it met the needs of its residents and cultivated a spirit of community that is still present today.
While the purpose of the city has changed throughout the years, the special qualities have not. The city now has landmark status, and in recent history, residents have participated in several gentrification projects to revitalize their community.
This October, make a visit to the Pullman neighborhood for their 43rd annual house tour! One weekend each year, Pullman residents open their homes to the public to give everyone a peek into this special community. The homes you’ll see run the gamut from mansions to tiny worker's cottages to multi-unit apartments. You’ll find each home charming and interesting, and you’ll leave with a better understanding of Chicago history.
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