Circa 1870, Mr Pullman built a town so the factory workers in his factory could have clean air, running water, plumbing & good schools for their kids.
He financed the town with bonds & charged the people rent. The company did all the maintenance and kept the houses, landscaping and parks clean & pristine.
Then came a recession. He cut wages. but didn’t cut rents. This started the rail-road strikes. Pullman was reviled, became called despicable & un-American.
Now, over 100 years later, some of these houses are still in use.
Pics taken by Bill Webb – July 3, 2015
Pullman, Chicago, Illinois
THANK YOU BILL!
And Thank you for allowing me to paraphrase your words!