You may have heard or read that President Obama will be in Chicago this week, in part to designate Chicago’s Pullman district a national monument. The South Side area will become part of the National Park Service, Chicago’s first nationally recognized monument.
Chicago pride is appropriately at peak, as reflected in these recent updates from the Chicago press:
A recent Poking Around blog post offers more background on the robust and unique history reflected in today’s Pullman community. https://marytreacy.wordpress.com/2014/11/13/chicagos-pullman-village-destined-for-national-park-status/
The Pullman National Monument promises to be a fascinating destination historic site that features both present-day charm and an opportunity for visitors to learn about an era and a pivotal event in American labor history.
Congratulations to the Chicago residents, preservationists and leaders who have much to celebrate this week.