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The Town and People of Pullman

View from the Arcade of the town, ca. 1890

The Town of Pullman was created between 1881 and 1884, with a few houses built in 1886 and some in 1892, specifically for guests from the Columbian Exposition. The Town included not only residences but other public buildings such as the Arcade (indoor shopping arcade, bank, theatre, and library), the Casino (undertaker, photographer, lodge meeting rooms), the Market Hall (stalls with fresh produce, meat, and meeting rooms), and the Hotel Florence where George Pullman met with clients and visiting dignitaries and tourists stayed.




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