Chicago Landmarks

Pulaski Park Fieldhouse

Photo by Terry Tatum, CCL, 2003     Address: 1419 W. Blackhawk St.
Year Built: 1912 - 1914
Date Designated a Chicago Landmark: July 29, 2003

Auditorium, Photo by CCL, 2007 One of Chicago's most distinctive park buildings, this fieldhouse was designed to resemble a Central- or Eastern-European public hall and is noteworthy for its fine brickwork, half-timbering, and picturesque tower. It exemplifies the early 20th-century effort to create neighborhood parks filled with organized activities and programs for working-class Chicagoans. Besides his work designing fieldhouses for the City's West Side parks, architect William Carbys Zimmerman also designed public buildings throughout Illinois as the State Architect during the early 1900s.