Showcasing Industrial Innovation, Urban Planning, & Civil Rights in Pullman

MacArthur Foundation
2 min readFeb 3, 2017

How the Pullman National Monument tells a distinctly American story of opportunity and economic development

All national monuments have a story to tell. But the Pullman National Monument on Chicago’s far South Side is special because it showcases several cultural and historic touchstones — industrial innovation, urban planning, civil rights, and the labor movement.

Take a look at the Pullman through GIFs, and read more about how the former Pullman village, a former company town and nownational monument, became an iconic example of architecture, urban planning, and economic development.

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