Illustration: Fig 7:
Pullman factory building
located at about 108th St., Midway between the north and south boundaries
of the Pullman factory complex.
Photo taken Aug. 1980 by Jeffrey C. Dyrek
|Jacob's grandson also remembered that the apartment
where he and his four brothers, mother and father lived was way too tiny
for seven people. (See Fig 5 ) There was no bathtub or hot
water. They had to use a wash bucket for their bathing and laundry.
Gas was the source of heat and light in this tiny three-room home.
The only plumbing consisted of one sink and a toilet. The five children
shared one bedroom which was really one half of the kitchen divided off
by curtains. "The house was across the street from the factory grandpa
and dad worked in," stated Jeff Dyrek. (Dyrek) (See Fig 6)
This description is classic when compared to the living conditions of other
tenement apartment dwellers in the Chicago area. The Pullman factory
closed in 1958, (netscape: Chicago Landmarks) and the Dyrek's moved from
the apartment building within the following year.
Historic Pullman District
by Frank Beberdick
Paperback - 128 pages (October 26, 1998)
Pullman Strike of 1894:
Point for American
By Linda Jacobs Altman
Description: Discusses the people and events involved
unsuccessful but influential strike
by railroad workers at the Pullman
Company in Chicago in 1894.
Paint and Lettering Notebook : A Guide to the Colors Used on Pullman Cars
From 1933 to 1969
by Arthur D. Dubin
An Experiment in Industrial Order and Community Planning, 1880-1930
by Stanley Buder
Paperback (June 1970)
: Yesterday's Trains of Tomorrow
by Karl R. Zimmermann
of the Great Trains
by Fred W. Frailey,