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Pullman is Community Area 5o of the city's official 77 neighborhoods.

Pullman boundaries are 115th St north to 95th St, I-94, Doty Ave and Stony Island Ave west to Metra Electric line.

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Romanticizing Pullman, one of the nation’s great neighborhoods

Pullman video

The American Planning Association has select Chicago’s Pullman neighborhood as one of its Great Places in America for 2011: Pullman’s timeless features have contributed to the renaissance of this handsome former company town. An experiment in industrial order and community planning, the neighborhood features a design that was intelligent in 1880 and “smart” today. The ...

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Posted by Joe Zekas on October 5, 2011
ChicagoNorth Side

Do murals denote a depressed community?

Pullman murals

I have a bias about murals: I associate their creation with communities that have declined and are likely to remain in a state of decline. I see them as a classic “lipstick on a pig” move, and can’t think of a single Chicago neighborhood that’s spawned murals after it’s become healthy and stable. Because of ...

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Posted by Joe Zekas on July 14, 2011
ChicagoSouth Side

Woodlawn – throwing good money after bad?

East Woodlawn streetscape, Chicago

The Tribune brings us yet another chapter in the decades-long saga of initiatives to revitalize Chicago’s Woodlawn neighborhood. Woodlawn has long been a national poster child for stunningly certain ways to squander hundreds of millions of dollars of public and private funds under the guise of “neighborhood revitalization” and “community development.” Private developers and home ...

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Posted by Joe Zekas on November 27, 2010
ChicagoSouth Side

A stay-at-home tour of historic Pullman

A stay-at-home tour of historic Pullman

If you’re unable to make it to today’s 37th Annual Historic Pullman House Tour, you can see a great deal of Pullman and the efforts to restore and rebuild the neighborhood in the 13 videos on our Pullman playlist at YouTube. In the video above Saul Klibanow, who is now retired, shows Yo’s former editor ...

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Posted by Joe Zekas on October 10, 2010
ChicagoSouth Side

Quote of the day – it's not a museum

From a recent Tribune article: No, it’s not a museum, at least not in the sense of a brick-and-mortar edifice housing exhibits. But few museums could be more captivating. And the astonishment of the tourists is appropriate, for Pullman looks like it was snatched from the Victorian Age and plunked down whole in this corner ...

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Posted by Joe Zekas on November 29, 2009
ChicagoSouth Side

A very bad day for Pullman

The opening day of last year’s Pullman / Roseland Parade of Homes was, according to the residents I interviewed there, “a great day for Pullman.” That great day was made possible, in part, by Park National Bank’s commitment to the community, reports Ninth Ward Alderman Anthony Beale in the video above. We recently reported that ...

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Posted by Joe Zekas on October 31, 2009
ChicagoSouth Side

Thousands of new homes planned for Pullman

The non-profit development arm of Park National Bank hopes to build as many as 3,000 new single-family homes, townhouses and low-rises on 138 acres in Pullman, according to Crain’s Chicago Real Estate Daily. The development, planned for the site of an old Ryerson steel mill plant at 720 E 111th St, will also include a ...

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Posted by Joseph Askins on October 21, 2009