Let’s Make Pullman our 402nd National Park


After two years of building support in the community and in Congress, a new national park in Chicago’s historic Pullman neighborhood could be right around the corner. Park Service Director Jon Jarvis is joining state and local officials in Illinois on Thursday, August 21 to discuss the possible options for preserving Pullman in the National Park System.

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Few sites preserve the history of American industry, labor and urban planning as well as the Pullman community in Chicago. Pullman honors the unique stories of railroads in America’s industrial past, labor history - including formation of the first African-American labor union, urban planning and development of the country’s first model industrial town. Its undisputed historic significance makes Pullman worthy of national park status.

The nearly intact Pullman neighborhood is located just a short train ride or drive from downtown Chicago. The Factory Clocktower stands tall over the rows of managers and workers homes, and Arcade Park still provides a small oasis among the red brick buildings that comprise the signature architecture of Pullman.

NPCA is working with a group of local Pullman, Chicago, and national organizations to establish Pullman as Chicago’s first national park. Join NPCA and partners in supporting a great addition to our National Park System.

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Join the numerous businesses, community groups and non-profits in support of creating a national park at Pullman.

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Economic Engine

NPCA, the City of Chicago, and Chicago Neighborhood Initiatives have released a study analyzing the projected economic impact of naming Pullman a national park.

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History

Pullman honors the unique stories of railroads in America’s industrial past, labor history - including formation of the first African-American labor union, urban planning and development of the country’s first model industrial town.

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Resources

Read the many articles and editorials written about Pullman and frequently asked questions.

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