Twenty Years at Hull-House, with Autobiographical Notes

By: Addams, Jane

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Book Condition: Very Good

First edition. No jacket. Bookplate on front paste-down endpaper, ink name and ink gift note on front free endpaper. 1910 Hard Cover. We have more books available by this author!. xvii, 462 pp. Hull House was a settlement house in the United States that was co-founded in 1889 by Jane Addams and Ellen Gates Starr. Located on the Near West Side of Chicago, Illinois, Hull House (named after the original house's first owner Charles Jerald Hull) opened to recently arrived European immigrants. By 1911, Hull House had grown to 13 buildings. In 1912 the Hull House complex was completed with the addition of a summer camp, the Bowen Country Club.[3][4][5] 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.[6] Most of the Hull House buildings were demolished for the construction of the University of Illinois- Chicago in the mid-1960s. The Hull mansion and several subsequent acquisitions were continuously renovated to accommodate the changing demands of the association. The original building and one additional building (which has been moved 200 yards (182.9 m))[7] survive today. On June 12, 1974, the Hull House building was designated a Chicago Landmark.[8] On June 23, 1965, it was designated as a U.S. National Historic Landmark.[9] On October 15, 1966, the day that the National Historic Preservation Act of 1966 was enacted, it was listed on the National Register of Historic Places. Hull House was one of the four original members to be listed on both the Chicago Registered Historic Places and the National Register of Historic Places list (along with Chicago Pile-1, Robie House & Lorado Taft Midway Studios).[1] The Hull House Association ceased operations in January 2012, but the Hull mansion and a related dining hall remain open as a museum.

Title: Twenty Years at Hull-House, with Autobiographical Notes

Author: Addams, Jane

Illustrator: Hamilton, Norah

Categories: Biography, Modern First Editions,

Edition: First Edition

Publisher: New York, The Macmillan Company: 1910

Binding: Hard Cover

Book Condition: Very Good

Jacket Condition: No Jacket

Seller ID: 2303562