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Jane Addams Hull-House Museum
800 S. Halsted St., Chicago, IL 60607
Hull House was a settlement house in the Near West Side of Chicago that was co-founded in 1889 by Jane Addams and Ellen Gates Starr. Hull House became, at its inception, "a community of university women" whose main purpose was to provide social and educational opportunities for working class people (many of them recent European immigrants) in the surrounding neighborhood. With its innovative social, educational, and artistic programs, Hull House became the standard bearer for the movement that had grown, by 1920, to almost 500 settlement houses nationally. The museum serves as a memorial to Addams and other resident social reformers. Its collection includes more than 1,100 artifacts related to Hull House history and over 100 oral interviews conducted with people who have shared their stories about Hull House and the surrounding neighborhood.
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