PULLMAN HISTORY SITE

Pullman Athletic Island, Lake CalumetImage No. 13913

This image is provided courtesy of the Encyclopedia of Pullman

| | | Resizing: 25% 50% 75% Full

Pullman Athletic Island, Lake Calumet

Only good photo of the grandstands and facilities of Pullman's Athletic Island, the setting for regatas, races and other public athletic events. The brainchild of Nathan Barrett, the island was composed of fill from construction of the town and was an integral part of Pullman life until the death of George Pullman. When town maintenance decreased, the timbers rotted out soon after and the stands were demolished in 1898. It was replaced by a railroad roundhouse, Beman's last Pullman building.

See also: Pullman_Views;

This site presents these images and documents as part of the record of the past. It does not endorse the views expressed in these items, some of which may contain offensive materials.


Item Data

Title  Pullman Athletic Island, Lake Calumet
Description  Only good photo of the grandstands and facilities of Pullman's Athletic Island, the setting for regatas, races and other public athletic events. The brainchild of Nathan Barrett, the island was composed of fill from construction of the town and was an integral part of Pullman life until the death of George Pullman. When town maintenance decreased, the timbers rotted out soon after and the stands were demolished in 1898. It was replaced by a railroad roundhouse, Beman's last Pullman building.
Subjects  Pullman_Views;
Creator  H. R. Koopman
Date  c1890-00-00
Format  Photograph (all forms)
Identifier  10644: PF2007.27.116
Rights  The Pullman State Historic Site provides reproductions of items from its collections for personal or research use. If an image is to be reproduced in any type of publication or on the web, written permission is required and use fees may be assessed. Digitization of some of the items in this collection was developed pursuant to a Library Services and Technology Act (LSTA) grant awarded by the Illinois State Library, an Office of the Secretary of State using funds provided by the U.S. Institute of Museum and Library Services under the provisions of the Library Services and Technology Act.
Collection 

Paul Petraitis Collection; Pullman State Historic Site

PULLMAN HISTORY SITE

872-216-4858 | friendsofpshs at gmail.com

THE ILLINOIS DIGITAL ARCHIVES

This site uses images found on the Illinois Digital Archives.

Browse Image Collections

Expand Your Search

Chicago Collections is a consortium of libraries, museums, and other institutions with archives that collaborate to preserve and share the history and culture of the Chicago region. Seach in their holdings for pullman.

Search Chicago Collections.

The Digital Public Library of America (DPLA) is a digital library that contains data and thumbnails for millions of photographs, manuscripts, books, sounds, moving images, and more from libraries, archives, and museums across the United States. Images are contributed by a large number of U.S. institutions. Search this vast collection of images and data using these links: