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Chicago Neighborhood Initiatives impacting Pullman

Chicago Neighborhood Initiatives impacting Pullman

By Jeffrey Bishku-Aykul Assistant to the Editor Chicago Neighborhood Initiatives (CNI), a non-profit community development organization, has been behind a wave of recent commercial expansion and preservation activity in the South Side’s Pullman neighborhood. Despite its namesake and involvement in other neighborhoods, CNI has had a disproportionate impact on Pullman. Headquartered at the U.S. Bank(…)

Historic Pullman’s storied past, driven by George

Historic Pullman’s storied past, driven by George

By ANDREW HOLZMAN Herald Intern Little is straightforward about the motivations behind George Pullman’s perfectly planned town. A paternalistic wealthy industrialist or a daring social reformer; his company, trying to do its best for its employees or working hard to keep them down — these are the divergent roles, largely based on one’s point of(…)

Pullman group describes life in an historic district

Pullman group describes life in an historic district

Editor’s note: The following article is reprinted by permission from the Beman Committee of the Pullman Civic Organization’s Guide for Historic Pullman District Home Owners. Visit pullmancivic.org for more information. “It is hereby declared necessary for the general welfare of the citizens of the City of Chicago…To safeguard the City of Chicago’s historic and cultural(…)

Frequently asked questions about landmark districts

Editor’s note: The following article is reprinted by permission from the Beman Committee of the Pullman Civic Organization’s Guide for Historic Pullman District Home Owners. It provides answers to frequently asked questions about maintaining a home in the Pullman Historic District. Visit pullmancivic.org for more information. Q: What work requires a building permit? A: You(…)

The basics of Pullman homes

Editor’s note: The following article is reprinted by permission from the Beman Committee of the Pullman Civic Organization’s Guide for Historic Pullman District Home Owners. Visit pullmancivic.org for more information. “Here for the first time in the history of city building have the dwellings for an entire community been scientifically and artistically built in every(…)

Pullman resident praises CNI rehabs

By ANDREW HOLZMAN Herald Intern Houses in Pullman that more than 100 years ago were starting strikes over high rents are now very affordable. According to one source, the neighborhood is friendlier than ever. Rev. Patricia Bethany Bolton, who lives in one of the homes refurbished by the Chicago Neighborhoods Initiative, described her experience living(…)