George Pullman Historical

George Pullman Historical (HM1VXY)

Location: Chicago, IL 60616 Cook County
Country: United States of America

N 41° 51.481', W 87° 37.242'

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—Chicago Tribute —

George Pullman established his reputation in Chicago in 1859 by inventing a way to raise buildings to the new street level required for installation of a sewer system.

In 1863, he began converting railroad passenger cars into luxury sleeping vehicles, establishing the Pullman Palace Car Company in 1867. For the next 25 years, the Pullman Company built, staffed and operated most of the sleeping cars on U.S. railroads. Pullman used his wealth to help rebuild Chicago after the 1871 fire, and to erect the Pullman building in downtown Chicago.

In 1880, Pullman built his headquarters and a town for his employees on 4,000 acres of land south of Chicago. The town of Pullman was to be a model of social organization and profitability.

Pullman's vision was shattered in 1894 following violent strikes by his
employees and the railroad unions.

Pullman's peers censured him for refusing to deal with strikers during the work stoppage, and a subsequent government investigation revealed his unsympathetic treatment of employees. Pullman's labor troubles of 1893-1894 left him embittered until his death three years later.
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Date Added Saturday, November 26th, 2016 at 5:06pm PST -08:00
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UTM (WGS84 Datum)16T E 448480 N 4634198
Decimal Degrees41.85801667, -87.62070000
Degrees and Decimal MinutesN 41° 51.481', W 87° 37.242'
Degrees, Minutes and Seconds41° 51' 28.86" N, 87° 37' 14.52" W
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Area Code(s)312, 773, 630
Closest Postal AddressAt or near 1731 S Prairie Ave, Chicago IL 60616, US
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