Nathan F. Barrett


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American landscape-architect. With Beman he designed the Pullman garden suburb near Chicago, IL (1880–84), for the workers at the factories of the railway industrialist Pullman, inventor of the Pullman sleeping-car. Like Lever's Port Sunlight, near Birkenhead, Ches., it was a model settlement run by a company (see Company Town), but discontent at Pullman led to its annexation by Chicago in 1889, although the Pullman Corporation continued to hold most of the property until 1910.

M. Crawford (1995)

Subjects: Architecture.

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