The mural Visions in Pullman was painted by students from the American Academy of Art 15 years ago. It’s situated on the back of the Historic Pullman Visitor Center at the corner of 112th St. and Cottage Grove Ave., on the South side of Chicago.
Pullman was built in the 1880s as a “company town” for the Pullman Palace Car Company. Considered a model community at the time, the comfortable homes featured amenities such as indoor plumbing, gas and sewers. The town was annexed to the city of Chicago in 1889 and is now a sleepy, scenic inner suburb with really beautiful architecture.
The mural depicts ironworkers, the town’s buildings and an iconic Pullman car. Its aesthetic is reminiscent of WPA murals of the Great Depression, such as the ones found inside Coit Tower in San Francisco. For more information about this mural, check out Pullman `Gem’ Sparkles in Mural.