National parks are the soul of America, telling our diverse stories and teaching valuable lessons about our shared heritage. 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 America’s industrial past, including the formation of the first African-American labor union 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 Clock Tower 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 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.