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Saturday, April 01, 2006


I don't usually read Hotel Interactive, but sometimes you find the most fascinating reading in obscure places. Case in point, "George Mortimer Pullman: Builder of Hotel Rooms on Wheels," by Stanley Turkel. This expose on the inventor of the Pullman car, is actually an excerpt from the author's soon to be published book, "Great Hoteliers Pioneers of the Hotel Industry."

More reading about George Pullman from the Encyclopedia of Chicago History:

  • The Worlds of Prairie Avenue: The near south neighborhood where George Pullman built his mansion alongside other industrialist millionaires of the day.
  • Pullman: The far south side neighborhood known as the Town of Pullman.

On a more personal note, the kitchen in my house is actually called a Pullman kitchen. Very narrow.

Posted by Marie at April 1, 2006 12:26 AM


I am actually in Chicago / Arlington Heights this weekend. Note: Get on Metra early on a Friday afternoon. Crowded!

Posted by: shoo at April 1, 2006 11:14 AM

Down here we have Pullman bread. Now I am wondering if I should eat it or sleep on it.

Posted by: Don Ray at April 2, 2006 10:39 AM