Partnerships for Pullman Preservation
Illinois Historic Preservation Agency, Preservation Services
1 Old State Capitol Plaza
Springfield, Illinois 62701
The Preservation Services division of the Illinois Historic Preservation Agency provides a variety of services. It can help determine which Illinois buildings are eligible for listing on the National Register of Historic Places; reviews construction projects that might affect cultural resources; administers a tax incentive program for rehabilitation of historic buildings; and help communities turn their historic buildings into an economic asset.
City of Chicago, Chicago Landmarks
121 N. LaSalle St., Room 1101
Chicago, Illinois 60602
The City of Chicago has been the municipality of the Pullman neighborhood since annexation in 1889. Though the Pullman Historic District is a recognized landmark at the state and national level, it is the city Pullman District that provides legal protection for the privately owned buildings within it. The Department of Housing and Economic Development's Historic Preservation Division administers and promotes the preservation of historic buildings through financial incentives, preservation planning, public outreach,and technical assistance.
Chicago Neighborhood Initiatives
1000 East 111th, Street, 10th Floor,
Chicago, Illinois 60628
Chicago Neighborhood Initiatives (CNI), a non-profit community development organization, was formed in 2010, but its roots stretch back a decade in the Pullman neighborhood, having grown out of the former Pullman Bank Initiatives. Now backed by U.S. Bank, CNI's mission is to "focus on large scale commercial real estate development, residential neighborhood preservation, New Markets Tax Credits deployment and microlending" in low- and middle-income areas of Chicago's far south and west sides.
The Pullman Civic Organization
11111 S. Forrestville Ave.
Chicago, Illinois 60628
The Pullman Civic Organization (PCO) was formed as a civil defense organization during World War II and reactivated in 1960 in response to plans to turn the district into an industrial park. It has remained a strong and active presence in the southern part of the Pullman neighborhood. Today, PCO works with residents "toward building a better neighborhood through community outreach, community events, and community partnerships."
Illinois Department of Natural Resources Coastal Management
160 N. LaSalle St., Suite 700
Chicago, Illinois 60601
The Pullman Historic District is within the core area of the Millennium Reserve, an initiative of the Illinois Department of Natural Resources (IDNR) backed by the federal America's Great Outdoors (AGO) initiative to align federal programs with local conservation efforts. Announced in 2011, its goals are to improve the local environment, economy, and community by adding to and improving existing public spaces, honoring cultural and industrial past, and protecting and restoring natural ecosystems.
Last updated: April 10, 2015