About this artwork
On land near Lake Michigan and far to the south of Chicago’s business Loop, George Pullman built one of America’s first model company towns. Over 1300 houses, factories, and institutional buildings were designed to accommodate the employees of Pullman’s Palace Car Co. manufacturing plant. The collection consists of rare construction photographs of the first phase of Pullman’s development.
Collections may be accessed in the Franke Reading Room of the Research Center at The Art Institute of Chicago, by appointment only. For further information, consult the FAQ.
Contact the Ryerson and Burnham Art and Architecture Archives:
- Currently Off View
- AIC Archives
- Pullman Company (Commissioned by)
- Pullman Town Construction Photographs Collection
- Pullman (Object made in)
- Made 1880–1881
- Black and white photographic prints.
- 0.25 linear feet, 1 oversize portfolio
- Purchase of the Ryerson and Burnham Archives (contributions from Frank and Ingrid Beberdick; Jeremy and Frances Beman; Andrew and Martha Brislen; the Gaylord and Dorothy Donnelley Foundation; and Charles and Barbara Gregersen), 1990.