About Pullman Branch

Neighborhoods Served

  • Pullman
  • Roseland


  • Pullman Branch was built in 1927 and was originally part of the campus of Pullman School of Manual Training just west of the historic Pullman Factory.
  • The widow of George Mortimer Pullman (1831-1897), railroad tycoon and founder of the town of Pullman, donated the land and building funds to the City of Chicago.
  • A.F. Hussander designed the branch. The brick and terra cotta facades were designed in the classical style, using Corinthian plasters, bracketed cornices and ornamental spandrels depicting open books.
  • The branch was rededicated July 30, 1994 after undergoing a major renovation.


  • Pullman Branch features artwork funded through the Percent for Art Ordinance administered by the City of Chicago Public Art Program, including:
    • a painting entitled “Jazz: Still a Four-Letter Word” by Orisegun Olomidun
    • a mosaic entitled “Come Journey Through Corridors of Treasures” by Nina Smoot-Cain and Kiela Songhay Smith
    • a mural by Bernard Williams