Pullman National Historic Monument, Chicago: Pullman is a Chicago neighborhood on the site of the early town established by the Pullman Palace Car Company. It was the setting for the evolution of industrial manufacturing and railroad transportation, the advancement of town planning, and played a role in the foundation of U.S. labor law, and African American civil liberty. The Information Center stands today on the site of the historic Pullman Arcade Building at the corner of 112th Street and Cottage Grove Avenue. The building is an adaptive reuse of the southern portion of the former neighborhood American Legion Building, which had been built on the site in 1953. On the north wall of the Information Center is a mural, entitled "Visual Interpretations of Pullman," depicting the former Pullman Arcade Building, coupled with an historic view of the Pullman Town, ironworkers and a Pullman Palace Car. This vibrant piece of public art was completed in 1996 by students from the American Academy of Art. A strategic plan created by a design team of AIA Chicago’s Regional and Urban Design Knowledge Committee involving 40 volunteer architects and designers guided by Richard Wilson, AIA, of Adrian Smith + Gordon Gill with generous support from The Chicago Community Trust, Richard H. Driehaus Foundation, and Alphawood Foundation is helping further opportunities for enhancing the visitor experience while advancing important community development goals to improve quality of life for residents.