THE PULLMAN STATE HISTORIC SITE

Images in the collection -- Subject Hotel Florence -- Interior

Future uncertain for historic Hotel Florence

Article about the closing of the Hotel Florence for restoration and the moving of the Historic Pullman Foundation from the Hotel.

Subject: Hotel_Florence_--_Interior; Hotel_Florence_--_Exterior; Hotel_Florence_--_Post_1975; Format: Printed Materials -- Periodicals

Hotel Dining Chair

Original Hotel Florence dining room chair.

Subject: Hotel_Florence_--_Interior; Format: Furniture

Hotel Florence Bar

Photograpph showing the Hotel Florence bar in the 1940s.

Subject: Hotel_Florence_--_Interior; Format: Photograph (all forms)

Hotel Florence Dining Chairs

Two (2) original Hotel Florence dining room chairs. Donated in memory of Clem and Rose Pocewicz.

Subject: Hotel_Florence_--_Interior; Format: Furniture

Hotel Florence Dining Room

Matted, black and white photo of Hotel Florence dining room looking toward fireplace and windows.

Subject: Hotel_Florence_--_Interior; Format: Photograph (all forms)

Hotel Florence Furniture - Chair

Chair to first class writing desk. Incised line design on back, turned legs and stretchers, decorative back brackets. Leather seat.

Subject: Organizations_--_Historic_Pullman_Foundation; Hotel_Florence_History; Hotel_Florence_--_Interior; Chicago_History; Format: Furniture

Hotel Florence Historic Structure Report

A copy of a document prepared for the Illinois Historic Preservation Agency detailing various areas of the Hotel and possible future uses.

Subject: Hotel_Florence_--_Exterior; Hotel_Florence_--_Interior; Hotel_Florence_--_Post_1975; Hotel_Florence_History; Format: Printed Materials - Publications

Hotel Florence Interior - Bar (Billiards Room)

Bar, in its original full size, after being moved from Annex to the main building after Prohibition. Customers sitting and standing around the bar. This room was the Billards room when the hotel was built.

Subject: Hotel_Florence_--_Interior; Format: Photograph (all forms)

Hotel Florence Interior - Ladies Parlor

View of the Ladies Parlor looking at fireplace wall. Tin ceiling, partial ceiling light fixture and furniture visible. Possibly photographed by the Historic American Building Survey in 1956.

Subject: Hotel_Florence_--_Interior; Format: Photograph (all forms)

Hotel Florence Interior - Ladies Parlor

Three chairs positioned to enjoy the weather, picture of George Pullman on wall. Signed posted on front window "No smoking in parlor please. Thank you"

Subject: Hotel_Florence_--_Interior; Format: Photograph (all forms)

Hotel Florence Interior - Lobby

Phone booths and round radiator, tile flooring, wood doorway to bathroom area.

Subject: Hotel_Florence_--_Interior; Format: Photograph (all forms)

Hotel Florence Interior - Lobby Fireplace

c1950s. View of fireplace in lobby. Perhaps photographed by the Historic American Building Survey about 1956.

Subject: Hotel_Florence_--_Interior; Format: Photograph (all forms)

Hotel Florence Interior - South Dining Room

ca 1972 view of the south dining room with the partition closed. Note there is one original bar chair, and the table is made up of 3 original bar tables.

Subject: Hotel_Florence_--_Interior; Format: Photograph (all forms)

Hotel Florence Laundry and Fire Suppression Control Room

2001 photographic survey of existing conditions.

Subject: ; Hotel_Florence_--_Interior; Format: Photograph (all forms)

Hotel Florence Lobby 1893

Photograph copy from 1893 "City of Brick" book by H. R. Koopman.

Subject: Hotel_Florence_--_Interior; Format: Photograph (all forms)

Hotel Florence Request for Repairs

Copy of a collection of papers from 1892, including a letter to George Pullman requesting repairs at the Hotel Florence. Includes a listing of repairs and costs and a diagram of the south end of the Hotel as is. 11 pages

Subject: Hotel_Florence_--_Interior; Hotel_Florence_History; Format: Printed Materials - Other

Hotel Florence, a National Landmark

Two articles from The Times, November 11, 1979, describing the Hotel FLorence.

Subject: Beman,_Solon_Spencer; Chicago_History; Hotel_Florence_--_Exterior; Hotel_Florence_--_Interior; Hotel_Florence_--_Post_1975; Hotel_Florence_History; Pullman_(General); Format: Printed Materials -- Periodicals

Hotel is Monument to Sleeping Car Tycoon

Article about the Hotel Florence and its usage in 1962. Numerous photos.

Subject: Hotel_Florence_--_Exterior; Hotel_Florence_--_Interior; Hotel_Florence_History; Format: Printed Materials -- Periodicals

Keys - Collection of Keys/Fobs from Hotel Florence

Five keys with fobs found at the Hotel Florence for various hotel rooms. Three fobs are leather and two are plastic.

Subject: Hotel_Florence_--_Interior; Format: Household Accessory

Lace Curtains

A pair of sheer curtains with lace insets, purported to be original to the Hotel Florence and used on the 1st floor. Late 19th century.

Subject: Hotel_Florence_--_Interior; Format: Textiles

Nail

Handmade nail, found in Hotel Florence.

Subject: Hotel_Florence_--_Interior; Format: Building Component

Northwest corner looking east. Vintage laundry equipment in situ - manngrel in foreground; basin of wood and steel commercial washing machine mounted on horizontal axis in background. Ceiling-mounted power drive/line shaft above.

2001 photographic survey of existing conditions.

Subject: Hotel_Florence_--_Interior; Format: Photograph (all forms)

Northwest corner loooking south. Masonry support columns clad with wainscot.

2001 photographic survey of existing conditions.

Subject: Hotel_Florence_--_Interior; Format: Photograph (all forms)

Photos - Unknown Pullman subjects

A collection of various interior and exterior photographs of people and places around Pullman, including negatives and prints. Photographs of new Pullman Bank ribbon cutting.

Subject: ; Bob's_Sugar_Bowl; Hotel_Florence_--_Exterior; Hotel_Florence_--_Interior; Pullman_Bank; Pullman_Houses; Pullman_People; Pullman_Town; Format: Photograph (all forms)

Place in History: Pullman's past a strong part of its present

Newspaper article from the Chicago Sun-Times, Thursday, September 28, 2000.

Subject: Hotel_Florence_History; Hotel_Florence_--_Interior; Pullman_Town; Pullman_People; Format: Printed Materials -- Periodicals

Pullman Blanket

Wool blanket with "Pullman" woven into the pattern; faded pink and tan colors; blanket side handstitched together.

Subject: Hotel_Florence_--_Interior; Pullman_Rail_Travel; Format: Textiles

Pullman Foundation pulls out of restaurant business

The restaurant at the Hotel Florence comes under new management.

Subject: Hotel_Florence_--_Interior; Organizations_--_Historic_Pullman_Foundation; Format: Printed Materials -- Periodicals

Pullman Images

40 photographic slides showing various images in Pullman: Market square, interior and exterior of Greenstone Church, Hotel Florence interior and exterior and street views. Photos were taken in late 1970s and early 1980s.

Subject: Pullman_Views; Pullman_Houses; Pullman_-_Post_1975; Hotel_Florence_--_Interior; Hotel_Florence_--_Exterior; Greenstone_Church; Format: Photograph (all forms)

Pullman Journal Summer-Fall 1983

Newsletter of the Historic Pullman Foundation. Full record available for viewing at the Bertha Ludlam Reading Room in the Hotel Florence.

Subject: Hotel_Florence_--_Exterior; Hotel_Florence_--_Interior; Organizations_--_Historic_Pullman_Foundation; Format: Printed Materials -- Periodicals

Side view of commercial dryer, access panel.

2001 photographic survey of existing conditions.

Subject: Hotel_Florence_--_Interior; Format: Photograph (all forms)

Southwest corner looking north. Joliet limestone wall of original 1881 east elevation exposes - rusticated cut was below street grade with finished exposed above grade.

2001 photographic survey of existing conditions.

Subject: Hotel_Florence_--_Interior; Format: Photograph (all forms)

Southwest corner looking northeast. Clad masonry columns, dumbwaiter on left; fire suppression controls (circa 1882) left.

2001 photographic survey of existing conditions.

Subject: Hotel_Florence_--_Interior; Format: Photograph (all forms)

Still Alert

Copy of an article about the history of the Western Electric Electro-Mercurial Fire Alarm system in the Hotel Florence.

Subject: Hotel_Florence_History; Hotel_Florence_--_Interior; Format: Printed Materials -- Periodicals

The Hotel Florence in Pullman

A study for the Illinois Historic Preservation Agency.

Subject: Hotel_Florence_--_Exterior; Hotel_Florence_--_Interior; Hotel_Florence_--_Post_1975; Hotel_Florence_History; Format: Printed Materials - Other

Valance and Ties

Woven fabric drapery valance with matching ties with tassels. Originally from Hotel Florence 3rd floor. 19th century fabric.

Subject: Hotel_Florence_--_Interior; Format: Textiles

Victorian Dinner Menu

Menu for Victorian Dinner held at the Hotel Florence, by the Historic Pullman Foundation, on September 18, 1982.

Subject: Organizations_--_Historic_Pullman_Foundation; Hotel_Florence_--_Interior; Format: Printed Materials - Other

View looking east. View of dumbwaiter, doors closed. Masonry columns clad with wainscot. Collection of miscellaneous window screens left. Fire suppression pump controls left.

2001 photographic survey of existing conditions.

Subject: Hotel_Florence_--_Interior; Format: Photograph (all forms)

View looking north. Laundry equipment in situ - mangrell left, extractor (modern-day spin cycle) drive wheel assembly with manual clutch and safety shields; end view of basin of wood and steel; commercial washing machine mounted on horizontal axis and drive assembly.

2001 photographic survey of existing conditions.

Subject: Hotel_Florence_--_Interior; Format: Photograph (all forms)

View looking northeast. Laundry equipment in situ - mangrell left; extractor (modern-day spin cycle) drive wheel assembly with manual clutch and safety shields.

2001 photographic survey of existing conditions.

Subject: Hotel_Florence_--_Interior; Format: Photograph (all forms)

View looking northwest. Front and side view of commercial dryer. Front view of individual rack doors with tracks mounted on ceiling in front. Collection of non-original defunct water heaters.

2001 photographic survey of existing conditions.

Subject: Hotel_Florence_--_Interior; Format: Photograph (all forms)

View looking northwest. Front and side view of commercial dryer. Front view of individual rack doors with tracks mounted on ceiling in front. Collection of non-original defunct water heaters.

2001 photographic survey of existing conditions.

Subject: Hotel_Florence_--_Interior; Format: Photograph (all forms)

View looking south. Collection of non-original defunct water heaters, and fire suppression pump left; rear and side view of commercial dryer in situ. Partially exposed masonry column and view of west wall, right.

2001 photographic survey of existing conditions.

Subject: Hotel_Florence_--_Interior; Format: Photograph (all forms)

View looking southeast. Fire suppression controls - wet and dry risers, circa 1982.

2001 photographic survey of existing conditions.

Subject: Hotel_Florence_--_Interior; Format: Photograph (all forms)

View looking west, side view of commercial dryer, access panel open with view of dryer racks inside.

2001 photographic survey of existing conditions.

Subject: Hotel_Florence_--_Interior; Format: Photograph (all forms)

View looking west. Door on far left to exterior south stairwell; middle closed door for small closet under Hotel Florence rear entrance. Open door to original east wing basement grade.

2001 photographic survey of existing conditions.

Subject: Hotel_Florence_--_Interior; Format: Photograph (all forms)

View looking west. Door to basement level below original kitchen in foreground.

2001 photographic survey of existing conditions.

Subject: Hotel_Florence_--_Interior; Format: Photograph (all forms)

View of dumbwaiter shaft; doors open and car partially raised.

2001 photographic survey of existing conditions.

Subject: Hotel_Florence_--_Interior; Format: Photograph (all forms)

View of dumwaiter shaft; doors open and car partially raised.

2001 photographic survey of existing conditions.

Subject: Hotel_Florence_--_Interior; Format: Photograph (all forms)

View of dumwaiter shaft; doors open and car partially raised.

2001 photographic survey of existing conditions.

Subject: Hotel_Florence_--_Interior; Format: Photograph (all forms)

View of dumwaiter shaft; doors open and car partially raised.

2001 photographic survey of existing conditions.

Subject: Hotel_Florence_--_Interior; Format: Photograph (all forms)

View of north wall. Door to stairwell leading to Annex first floor bar back area and boarded up window to light well between Annex and HF east wing. Masonry column with cladding in foreground. Laundry extractor (modern day spin cycle) assembly in situ - drive wheel assembly with manual clutch and safety shields.

2001 photographic survey of existing conditions.

Subject: Hotel_Florence_--_Interior; Format: Photograph (all forms)

Vintage Chairs

Two vintage ladderback chairs, Eastlake design, with needlepoint seats. Possibly from the Hotel Florence.

Subject: ; Hotel_Florence_--_Interior; Roseland_Community; Format: Furniture

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