The Pullman Historic District, the destination of a ULI Fall Meeting mobile workshop, is qualified to become a national park candidate. According to the National Park Service (NPS) “…the district has a unique historical significance that makes it an appropriate candidate for a park.” Read more about the NPS report.
George Pullman, who designed the Pullman Sleeping Car for trains, built Pullman as the first company town in the nation, and the district has been a national landmark since 1970. Mobile Workshop participants will see the centerpiece of the complex, the Administration Building, and the Hotel Florence, named after Pullman’s daughter, among other structures on-site and in the surrounding community.
Hear how ULI Chicago’s technical assistance panel conducted in 2011, in cooperation with the Illinois Historic Preservation Agency, helped direct restoration and redevelopment efforts of the Pullman State Historic Site.
Visit this Chicago treasure or other destinations as part of a Fall Meeting Mobile Workshop or Special Interest Tour. These small-group tours give you behind-the-scenes access to sites and projects that you won’t get anywhere else. Sign up for a tour when you register for the Fall Meeting – and receive a registration discount if you sign up by Friday, October 11.
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