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Historic Pullman Foundation

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Membership & Support

The mission of the Historic Pullman Foundation 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 Historic Pullman Foundation maintains business records at its business offices (listed below). Copies of annual 990 tax filings are on file and can be viewed through the website of the Attorney General of Illinois: http://www.illinoisattorneygeneral.gov/charities/index.html

Contact Information

Historic Pullman Foundation
Business Office

Florence Lowden Miller Historic Pullman Center
614 E 113th Street
Chicago, IL 60628
Business Phone: (773) 785-8181
Fax: (773) 785-8182
Email: foundation@pullmanil.org

Historic Pullman Visitor Center
Tours and Visitor Information

(not a mailing address)
11141 S. Cottage Grove Avenue
Chicago, IL
Phone: (773) 785-8901
Email: tours@pullmanil.org

The Historic Pullman Foundation was chartered in 1973 as an Illinois not-for-profit corporation with 501(c)(3) tax status. The Foundation is governed by a Board of Directors, managed by a small professional staff and supported by volunteers.

The Foundation serves as a vehicle to acquire and restore important public buildings within the Pullman Historic District; to develop and provide educational programs and tours; and to conduct research and long range community planning to facilitate the continuing preservation and restoration of the Pullman Historic District.

In the furtherance of the mission, the Foundation maintains an archival collection. The policy regarding this collection is available below.
Historic Pullman Foundation Archival Collections Policy

The establishment of the Foundation was the natural outgrowth of efforts initiated by the Pullman Civic Organization and its Beman Committee. Residents of Pullman and other interested individuals developed a growing awareness that Pullman’s historic significance and unique architecture needed to be preserved and protected.

Through their efforts, the Town of Pullman was designated an Illinois Historic District in 1969, a National Landmark District in 1970 and in 1972, the southern part of the District was designated as one of the first landmark districts by the City of Chicago. More recently the City of Chicago amended the historic district boundaries to include both the north and southern parts of the district.

Board of Directors
The Officers and Board of Directors of the Historic Pullman Foundation for 2018-2019 are:

Michael Shymanski
AIA Emeritus
Pullman Resident
Founding member of Historic Pullman Foundation

Vice President
Cynthia Martin-McMahon
Executive Assistant, Deptartment of Administrative Hearings, Illinois Secretary of State
3rd Generation Pullman Resident

Marsha Adduci
Pullman Resident

David Beer
Research Consultant
Pullman Resident

Board Members
James Badali
Property Manager
Pullman Resident

Robert Bushwaller
Pullman Resident

David Doig
President, Chicago Neighborhood Initiatives

Robin Poulin
Regional Sales Manager, Gotham Greens

Marie Robinson
President, Pullman Wheelworks Residents Association
Pullman Resident

Ted Stalnos
President, Calumet Area Industrial Commission

Eric Thompson
Director, Pullman Bank & Trust


  Historic Pullman Foundation - a 501(c)(3) nonprofit organization
p: 773.785.8901 | e: foundation@pullmanil.org