House History Project -- ANT 390

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The Pullman House History Project

The Pullman House History Project (PHHP) documents demographic information (former residents and photos) about each dwelling in the town of Pullman (between 103rd-115th streets in Chicago) that housed residents or had small businesses. It is using as primary source material city directories, phone books, and U.S. censuses (1900-1940). To view the information collected in the PHHP, use the links below:

Name Address Occupation Birthplace People of Color

DePaul University -- Anthropology Department -- ANT 390


The Citizen Historian class -- ANT 390 -- was an upper-division Anthropology course that took place in the Spring of 2023. The class design was simple: pair DePaul undergraduates with residents of the Pullman National Historical Park to create research teams. Each research team would use the database of The Pullman House History Project as a starting point and use public archives to access the sources needed to build a house history for each resident's home. The research results appear here for members of the public to access freely.

Resulting House Histories


More Information About the People of Pullman

The People of Pullman

An Introduction

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. (

  • 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." (
  • The National A. Philip Randolph Pullman Porter Museum is a 501(c)3 cultural institution. Its purpose is to honor, preserving present and interpreting the legacy of A. Philip Randolph, Pullman Porters, the Brotherhood of Sleeping Car Porters and the contributions made by African-Americans to America's labor movement. ((
  • Pullman Civic Organization - The PCO is a strong and vibrant Community Organization that has been in existence since 1960. (
  • Pullman National Monument - The official page of the Pullman National Park. (
  • 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. (
  • 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. (
  • 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. (