Market Hall

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The first Market Hall was a two-story structure containing a lunch counter and sixteen stalls for the sale of fresh meats and vegetables. The second floor housed a meeting hall that could accommodate 600 persons. The structure was gutted by fire in 1892.

The Broadhead Meat Market
The Broadhead Meat Market in the Market Hall, ca. 1890

The second Market Hall was constructed on the same site in 1893 and was three stories high. The Circle Buildings each containing three apartments were added at the same time. These new buildings, with their graceful colonnades and arches, were constructed to better define and enhance the square. The new Market Hall contained twelve stalls on the first floor, and an assembly hall with stage on the second floor. The third floor held rooms for lodge meetings etc. After another fire in 1931, the upper half of the building was removed, and the lower half was occupied by a grocery and tavern until it was finally demolished by fire again in 1974.

The 2nd Market Hall
The Second Market Hall, ca. 1900

THE PULLMAN HISTORY SITE

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More Information About the Town of Pullman

Planning the town


4 blueprints of the Market Hall by Solon Beman

The Arcade Journal


Index to the Arcade Journal

The Hotel Florence


The Hotel Florence, ca. 1892

The Arcade


The Arcade, ca. 1910

Arcade Park


Arcade Park, ca. 1895

The Stables


The Pullman Fire Department in front of the Stables

Market Hall


1st Market Hall, 1881-1892

Area Churches


The "Greenstone" Church

Area Schools


Pullman School

The Freight Depot and the Railway Station


The Pullman Freight Depot

Other Pullman Buildings


The Pullman Gas Works

The Pullman House History Project

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Maps of Pullman


1897 Sanborn Map

Other Pullman-Related Sites

  • Historic Pullman Garden Club - An all-volunteer group that are the current stewards of many of the public green spaces in Pullman. (http://www.hpgc.org/

  • Historic Pullman Foundation - The HPF is a non-profit organization whose mission is to "facilitate the preservation and restoration of original structures within the Town of Pullman and to promote public awareness of the significance of Pullman as one of the nation's first planned industrial communities, now a designated City of Chicago, State of Illinois and National landmark district." (http://www.pullmanil.org/)
  • National A. Philip Randolph Museum - Preserving and interpreting the memory of Randolph (http://www.aphiliprandolphmuseum.com/
  • Pullman Civic Organization - The PCO is a strong and vibrant Community Organization that has been in existence since 1960. (http://www.pullmancivic.org/)
  • Pullman National Monument - The official page of the Pullman National Park. (https://www.nps.gov/pull/)
  • South Suburban Genealogical & Historical Society - SSG&HS holds the Pullman Collection, consisting of personnel records from Pullman Car Works circa 1900-1949. There are approximately 200,000 individuals represented in the collection. (http://www.rootsweb.com/~ssghs/ssghs.htm)
  • The Industrial Heritage Archives of Chicago's Calumet Region is an online museum of images that commemorates and celebrates the historic industries and workers of the region, made possible by a Library Services and Technology Act grant administered by the Illinois State Library. (http://www.pullman-museum.org/ihaccr/)
  • Illinois Digital Archives (IDA) is a repository for the digital collections libraries and cultural institutions in the State of Illinois and the hosting service for the online images on this site. (http://www.idaillinois.org/)