Little Italy in Chicago in Cook County, Illinois — The American Midwest (Great Lakes)
Jane Addams' Hull-House and Dining Hall
Settlement active from 1889 to 1963
Designated a Chicago Landmark on June 12, 1974 by the City Council of Chicago. Richard J. Daley, Mayor
Commission on Chicago Historical and Architectural Landmarks
Erected 1974 by Commission on Chicago Historical and Architectural Landmarks.
Topics and series. This historical marker is listed in these topic lists: Charity & Public Work • Women. In addition, it is included in the Illinois, Chicago Landmarks Commission series list. A significant historical date for this entry is June 12, 1974.
Location. 41° 52.296′ N, 87° 38.844′ W. Marker is in Chicago, Illinois, in Cook County. It is in Little Italy. Marker is at the intersection of South Halsted Street and West Polk Street, on the right when traveling southTouch for map. Marker is at or near this postal address: 800 South Halsted Street, Chicago IL 60607, United States of America. Touch for directions.
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within walking distance of this marker. Jane Addams' Hull House (here, next to this marker); Juvenile Court of Cook County Building (a few steps from this marker); Paul Muni (approx. 0.3 miles away); Maxwell Street (approx. half a mile away); Saint Frances Xavier Cabrini (approx. half a mile away); St. Patrick's Church (approx. 0.6 miles away); Charles R. Walgreen Sr. (approx. 0.6 miles away); Mary Bartelme, Illinois’ First Female Judge (approx. 0.6 miles away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Chicago.
Also see . . .
1. Hull House Museum. (Submitted on December 14, 2012, by Allen C. Browne of Silver Spring, Maryland.)
2. Hull House. Wikipedia entry (Submitted on December 14, 2012, by Allen C. Browne of Silver Spring, Maryland.)
3. Charles J. Hull House, 800 South Halsted Street, Chicago, Cook County, IL. The Historic American Buildings Survey record for the Hull House. According to the statement of significance: The Charles J. Hull mansion, an architecturally interesting example of Italianate Victorian architecture constructed in 1856, did not actually take on significance until 1889, when Jane Addams and Ellen Gates Starr began using it as a settlement house. Here they established one of the earliest and certainly the best known of all social settlements. The house is a National Historic Landmark. (Submitted on December 15, 2012.)
Credits. This page was last revised on January 30, 2023. It was originally submitted on December 14, 2012, by Allen C. Browne of Silver Spring, Maryland. This page has been viewed 819 times since then and 2 times this year. Photos: 1, 2, 3. submitted on December 14, 2012, by Allen C. Browne of Silver Spring, Maryland. 4. submitted on June 12, 2015, by Allen C. Browne of Silver Spring, Maryland. 5. submitted on December 15, 2012. 6. submitted on November 18, 2016, by Allen C. Browne of Silver Spring, Maryland. • Bernard Fisher was the editor who published this page.