This Weekend: Pullman House Tour

This Weekend: Pullman House Tour

Janel Laban
Oct 10, 2008

AT Reader Michael sent us a great tip for the weekend. This Saturday and Sunday are the dates for the annual Pullman House Tour - the one weekend a year that Pullman residents open their homes to the public for interior tours. It's a chance to see how our neighbors live... these historic homes.

The Pullman neighborhood began in 1880. According to Historic Pullman Foundation, This town was the physical expression of an idea born and nurtured in the mind of George M. Pullman, President of Pullman's Palace Car Company. He decided to develop a model community, a total environment, superior to that available to the working class elsewhere. By so doing, he hoped to avoid strikes, attract the most skilled workers and attain greater productivity as a result of the better health, environment and spirit of his employees.

The tour includes landmark homes ranging from executive mansions to 14-foot wide worker's cottages to multi-unit apartments, all with a charm and uniqueness that is part of the Pullman experience.

The tour takes place October 11 & 12, from 11 - 5 each day.

Tickets are available at the door for $20 at the Historic Pullman Visitor Center, 11141 S. Cottage Grove Ave., 773.785.8901.

All info can be found here.

Photo: Thanks to Michael!

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