THE PULLMAN STATE HISTORIC SITE

Images in the collection -- Subject Hotel Florence History

About the Hotel Florence...

One page information about the Hotel, cost to build, ownership history, etc.

Subject: Hotel_Florence_History; Format: Printed Materials - Other

All aboard! Historic Pullman Foundation

A handout with information about Pullman and the Historic Pullman Foundation.

Subject: Hotel_Florence_History; Organizations_--_Historic_Pullman_Foundation; Pullman_(General); Format: Printed Materials - Other

American Gas Light Journal

Copies of four pages from various years and issues of American Gas Light Journal, referencing Pullman and the latest gas equipment available in the 1880's.

Subject: ; Factory_Site; Historic_Reference; Hotel_Florence_History; Pullman_Gas_Works; Format: Printed Materials -- Periodicals

At&T Real Yellow Pages

Yellow pages phone book, Neighborhood edition, for 2007. Includes Pullman, Roseland, Blue Island, Riverdale. Hotel Florence on cover.

Subject: Chicago_History; Hotel_Florence_--_Exterior; Pullman_(General); Reference; Regional; Format: Printed Materials - Publications

Celebrating a railroad town

Article about the importance of the Pullman Factory and Hotel Florence and their place in the history of Chicago and Illinois.

Subject: Chicago_History; Factory_Site; Hotel_Florence_History; Illinois_History; Pullman_1998_Factory_Fire; Pullman_Palace_Car_Company; Format: Printed Materials -- Periodicals

Chicago Posters

Color photographs of major Chicago landmarks. Includes 2 pages on Pullman, one photomontage of Pullman neighborhood, one of Hotel Florence.

Subject: Pullman_Views; Pullman_Town; Pullman_Views; Pullman_Houses; Hotel_Florence_--_Exterior; Chicago_History; Architecture; Aerial_Views; Format: Printed Materials - Publications

Friends of the Florence Booklets

Booklets for annual fundraiser, for the Historic Pullman Foundation.

Subject: Organizations_--_Historic_Pullman_Foundation; Hotel_Florence_History; Format: Printed Materials -- Periodicals

Friends of the Florence Fundraiser Poster

Matted poster for a fundraiser to take place on Sunday, May 18, 1986 from 4 to 7 p.m.

Subject: Hotel_Florence_History; Hotel_Florence_--_Post_1975; Hotel_Florence_--_Exterior; Format: Artwork

Governor Thompson Announces Purchase

Proof sheet of photographs showing Governor Thompson announcing the purchase of the Hotel Florence and the Pullman Factory site. Taken at the Hotel Florence.

Subject: Factory_Site; Hotel_Florence_--_Post_1975; Hotel_Florence_History; Organizations_--_Historic_Pullman_Foundation; Format: Photograph (all forms)

Group aims to keep Pullman District viable

Article about the efforts of residents such as George Ryan to support the Pullman neighborhood and the Hotel Florence.

Subject: Hotel_Florence_History; Pullman_People; Format: Printed Materials -- Periodicals

Historic Pullman Foundation Tour Brochure

Information about guided tours, Hotel Florence, restaurant, events, etc.

Subject: Hotel_Florence_History; Organizations_--_Historic_Pullman_Foundation; Format: Printed Materials - Other

Hotel Florence

Print of ink drawing of Hotel Florence by K. Pryor.

Subject: Hotel_Florence_History; Format: Artwork

Hotel Florence

1883

Subject: Pullman_Views; Hotel_Florence_History; Format: Artwork

Hotel Florence

Subject: Pullman_Town; Hotel_Florence_History; Format: Digital Object

Hotel Florence

Subject: Pullman_Town; Hotel_Florence_History; Format: Digital Object

Hotel Florence

1882

Subject: Pullman_Town; Hotel_Florence_History; Format: Digital Object

Hotel Florence

Subject: Pullman_Town; Hotel_Florence_History; Format: Digital Object

Hotel Florence

Subject: Hotel_Florence_History; Pullman_Views; Format: Digital Object

Hotel Florence

Subject: Hotel_Florence_History; Format: Artwork

Hotel Florence

Subject: Hotel_Florence_History; Format: Artwork

Hotel Florence "About the Hotel Florence..."

Two-page typed summary of Hotel Florence facts. Reverse side shows important dates in Pullman history.

Subject: ; Hotel_Florence_History; Format: Printed Materials - Other

Hotel Florence "The Story of the Hotel Florence"

Typed narrative by Dick Wobalda, barber at Hotel.

Subject: ; Hotel_Florence_History; Format: Printed Materials - Other

Hotel Florence "Thoughts on the Hotel Flo"

Typed transcript of handwritten account of resident Paul Petraitis' introduction to the Hotel as a child and later, as well as list of his Pullman photography items. Handwritten copy in file.

Subject: ; Hotel_Florence_History; Format: Handwritten (invitations, notes, etc.)

Hotel Florence -- Postcard

Subject: Hotel_Florence_History; Format: Artwork

Hotel Florence And Gardens

Subject: Hotel_Florence_History; Pullman_Town; Pullman_Views; Format: Digital Object

Hotel Florence and Pullman Reference Guide

Three-ring binder containing information to be used by docents and tour guides. Reference material relating to general Pullman history, Hotel Florence, the town, the strike and other pertinent data.

Subject: Hotel_Florence_History; Organizations_--_Historic_Pullman_Foundation; Pullman_(General); Pullman_Labor_History; Pullman_Town; Reference; Format: Printed Materials - Publications

Hotel Florence Annex Playboy Centerfolds

2 examples of reading materials found in Annex rooms

Subject: Hotel_Florence_History; Format: Printed Materials -- Periodicals

Hotel Florence Auction

Chicago Sun-Times news photo showing auction of Hotel Florence items in 1975 and people protesting the sale and possible destruction of the hotel.

Subject: ; Hotel_Florence_History; Format: Photograph (all forms)

Hotel Florence Furniture - 1st Class Wardrobe

First class wardrobe. Two doors with lower drawer, decorative scallops along top, incised lines along front door panels. Hardware intact.

Subject: Hotel_Florence_History; Format: Furniture

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 Furniture Auction 1975

Disk of images scanned from color slides by Paul A. Myers, Marktown Historic District, of the auction in 1975 of items from the Hotel Florence in Pullman.

Subject: Hotel_Florence_History; Hotel_Florence_--_Exterior; Format: Photograph (all forms)

Hotel Florence Gambling Chips

Three red/yellow chips with HP embossed on them, possibly from Fischer era at Hotel Florence when gambling is known to have taken place.

Subject: Hotel_Florence_History; Format: Recreational Artifact

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 History

Typed narrative for a presentation on the history of the Hotel Florence, by Dick Wibalda. Received from Diane Houk, great granddaughter of William Fischer Sr. The Fischer family owned the Hotel from 1910 to 1970.

Subject: ; Hotel_Florence_History; Format: Printed Materials - Other

Hotel Florence Information

Printed and framed sign which would have hung in the sleeping rooms, probably on the door, advertising local businesses and listing hotel rules. Four-digit telephone number would date this between the 1920s and 1940s.

Subject: Hotel_Florence_History; Format: Printed Materials - Other

Hotel Florence Laundry Receipts

Several receipts from Bissell Laundry, Chicago for Hotel Florence items and hand written notes. Postal zip code would date these after 1964.

Subject: Hotel_Florence_History; Format: Printed Materials - Other

Hotel Florence Ownership

List of transactions researched by Jan Helge at City Title Office

Subject: Hotel_Florence_History; Format: Printed Materials - Other

Hotel Florence Poker Chips

Two poker chips, one red and one yellow, with HF imprint.

Subject: Hotel_Florence_History; Format: Other Ephemera

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 room key

Brass key to Room #14, with red plastic fob imprinted "Hotel Florence, 11111 Forrestville Ave., Chicago, Ill." and "Drop in any mailbox, we guarantee postage."

Subject: Chicago_History; Hotel_Florence_History; Format: Household Accessory

Hotel Florence Room Rates

Proposed rates for Columbian Exposition season -1893

Subject: 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

Hotel: An American History

A spellbinding look at the bustling and colorful world of the hotel, from colonial days to the twentieth century

Subject: Hotel_Florence_History; Format: Printed Materials - Publications

Ideal Laundry & Dry Cleaners

Laundry ticket from the Ideal Laundry & Dry Cleaners, located at 7341 S. State St. for work at the Hotel Florence. Dated June 20, 1963.

Subject: Hotel_Florence_History; Pullman_People; Pullman_Workers; Format: Printed Materials - Other

Ideal Laundry & Dry Cleaners

Laundry ticket from the Ideal Laundry & Dry Cleaners, located at 7341 S. State St. for work at the Hotel Florence. Dated June 19, 1963.

Subject: Hotel_Florence_History; Pullman_People; Pullman_Workers; Format: Printed Materials - Other

Interesting Things... 2000-2003

Series of essays and anecdotes relating to the social history of Pullman, for publication in the Pullman Flyer. Typed original and draft copies, some with photos and banner layout.

Subject: World_War_II; World_War_I; War_Memorial; Victorian_Era_-_general; The_Snow_Cruiser; Regional; Reference; Pullman_Water_Tower; Pullman_Train_Cars; Pullman_Town; Pullman_People; Pullman_Landscape_Design; Pullman_Labor_History; Pullman_Houses; Pullman_Family; Pullman_1998_Factory_Fire; Pullman_-_Post_1975; Pullman_(General); Organizations_--_Pullman_Improvement_Association; Organizations_--_Pullman_Civic_Organization; Organizations_--_Other; Organizations_--_Historic_Pullman_Foundation; Memorials; Lake_Calumet; Labor_History,_other; Illinois_History; Hotel_Florence_History; Historic_Reference; General/Misc.; Factory_Site; Chicago_History; Beman,_Solon_Spencer; Barrett,_Nathan_Franklin; Architecture; Arcade_Building; Administration_Building; Format: Printed Materials - Other

Matchbook cover

Matchbook cover (empty) from Hotel Florence. Photo of Wm. Fischer, third owner, phone no. and daily/weekly rates.

Subject: Hotel_Florence_History; Format: Printed Materials - Other

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

Poker chips, Hotel Florence

Two (2) plastic poker chips, one red and one yellow, imprinted with Hotel Florence logo.

Subject: Chicago_History; Historic_Reference; Hotel_Florence_History; Format: Recreational Artifact

Postcards from Pullman: An Uncertain Dream

The third book in the series "Postcards from Pullman" by Judith Miller. Relates the story of Olivia Mott, a young English women who travels to Chicago and works for the Pullman Company.

Subject: Chicago_History; Hotel_Florence_History; Illinois_History; Pullman_Labor_History; Format: Printed Materials - Publications

Preserving the Past: Exploring the Prairie Avenue and Pullman historic districts

Article in Where Chicago magazine.

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

Preserving the Past::Exploring the Prairie Avenue and Pullman historic districts

Article about the history of Prairie Avenue and Pullman and the tour about both areas run by Glessner House Museum.

Subject: Chicago_History; Hotel_Florence_History; Pullman_(General); Format: Printed Materials -- Periodicals

Pullman Area Near Landmark Status

Newspaper article clipped from Chicago Tribune, written by Stan Ziembe, January 1, 1970.

Subject: ; Architecture; Barrett,_Nathan_Franklin; Beman,_Solon_Spencer; Chicago_History; Factory_Site; General/Misc.; Greenstone_Church; Historic_Reference; Hotel_Florence_History; Illinois_History; Labor_History,_other; Organizations_--_Pullman_Civic_Organization; Preservation/_Architecture_(General); Pullman_(General); Pullman_Company; Pullman_Houses; Pullman_Labor_History; Pullman_Town; Reference; Regional; Format: Printed Materials -- Periodicals

Pullman Beautiful (Nice Things About Pullman Past and Present)

Typed original; topic is Labor Day and the Pullman Strike of 1894.

Subject: ; Chicago_History; Historic_Reference; Hotel_Florence_History; Illinois_History; Pullman_Labor_History; Pullman_Workers; Format: Printed Materials -- Periodicals

Pullman Family Gallery

Article and copies of images shown during a photographic exhibit of the Pullman family at the Hotel Florence.

Subject: Hotel_Florence_History; Pullman_Family; Format: Other Ephemera

Pullman Village and Beverly Hills-Morgan Park

B/W copy of article from "Guide to Chicago Neighborhoods", 1981. Includes map and photos, descriptions of principal buildings, handwritten notes. 8 pages.

Subject: Architecture; Catalogs/Reprints; Chicago_History; Greenstone_Church; Historic_Reference; Hotel_Florence_--_Exterior; Pullman_Houses; Pullman_Town; Regional; Format: Printed Materials - Publications

Pullman's Hotel Florence Rich With History

ARticle from the Chicago Independend Bulletin, April 8, 1999.

Subject: Hotel_Florence_History; Format: Printed Materials -- Periodicals

Pullman: A Social Study

Copy of an article appearing in Harper's New Monthly Magazine, 1889.

Subject: Pullman_Views; Pullman_Stables; Pullman_Palace_Car_Company; Pullman_Houses; Pullman_Building; Pullman_Bank; Pullman_Labor_History; Market_Hall; Hotel_Florence_--_Exterior; Greenstone_Church; Beman,_Solon_Spencer; Architecture; Arcade_Theatre; Arcade_Shops; Arcade_Park; Arcade_Library; Arcade_Building; Format: Printed Materials - Publications

Steps Being Taken to Preserve Pullman Area

Article describes the formation of the Beman Committee to acquire Landmarks status for Pullman.

Subject: Architecture; Barrett,_Nathan_Franklin; Beman,_Solon_Spencer; Chicago_History; Greenstone_Church; Historic_Reference; Hotel_Florence_--_Exterior; Illinois_History; Market_Hall; Organizations_--_Pullman_Civic_Organization; Preservation/_Architecture_(General); Pullman_Houses; Pullman_People; Pullman_Town; Format: Printed Materials -- Periodicals

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

The Other Daughter at the Hotel Florence

Menu and advertising card from The Other Daughter restaurant at the Hotel Florence. c.1999-2000

Subject: Hotel_Florence_History; Format: Printed Materials - Other

The past lives just off the CTA

Newspaper clipping, Chicago Daily News, February 19, 1974.

Subject: Hotel_Florence_History; Pullman_(General); Format: Printed Materials -- Periodicals

The Town of Pullman

18-page typed reference guide. The Town of Pullman section compiled by Carol Tome. Hotel Florence section compiled by Martha Brislen. Corliss Engine section compiled by Frank Beberdick. Full record available for viewing at the Bertha Ludlam Reading Room in the Hotel Florence.

Subject: Arcade_Building; Barrett,_Nathan_Franklin; Beman,_Solon_Spencer; Corliss_Engine; Greenstone_Church; Hotel_Florence_History; Market_Hall; Pullman_Company; Pullman_Workers; Format: Printed Materials - Other

Toast to the Florence T-shirt

T-shirt given as part of the closing of the Hotel Florence in 2000 for restoration work by the State of Illinois. Party given by the Historic Pullman Foundation.

Subject: Organizations_--_Historic_Pullman_Foundation; Hotel_Florence_History; Format: Textiles

Touring Pullman

Tour guide booklet produced in 1972.

Subject: Chicago_History; Greenstone_Church; Historic_Reference; Hotel_Florence_History; House_Tour; Market_Hall; Organizations_--_Historic_Pullman_Foundation; Pullman_(General); Pullman_Hospital; Pullman_Houses; Pullman_Landscape_Design; Pullman_Schools; Pullman_Town; Pullman_Water_Tower; The_Stables; Format: Printed Materials - Publications

Touring Pullman brochure

Booklet, "Touring Pullman"

Subject: Architecture; Barrett,_Nathan_Franklin; Beman,_Solon_Spencer; Chicago_History; Historic_Reference; Hotel_Florence_History; House_Tour; Organizations_--_Historic_Pullman_Foundation; Organizations_--_Pullman_Civic_Organization; Preservation/_Architecture_(General); Pullman_(General); Pullman_Houses; Pullman_Landscape_Design; Pullman_Town; Format: Printed Materials - Publications

Town of Pullman Time Line

A handout showing an historical time line for Pullman from 1879 to 2001 on one side and a history of the Hotel Florence on the other side.

Subject: ; Chicago_History; Hotel_Florence_History; Organizations_--_Historic_Pullman_Foundation; Pullman_(General); Format: Printed Materials - Other

Town of Pullman Time Line 1996

Tri-fold flyer with information about Pullman Timeline, Hotel Florence, Calendar of Events, etc.

Subject: ; Hotel_Florence_History; Organizations_--_Historic_Pullman_Foundation; Pullman_(General); Format: Printed Materials - Other

Union Card - Local No. 4

Quarterly membership card for Local No. 4, Service Employees International Union. Dated Uly, Aug. Sept. 1969. Signed by Eimanic Sheahan. Found in the Hotel Florence Linen Room.

Subject: Hotel_Florence_History; Pullman_Labor_History; Pullman_People; Pullman_Workers; Format: Printed Materials - Other

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