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University of Illinois at Chicago Circle. (1) x Near West Side (Chicago, Ill.) (1) x 1990s (1) x clear facets
Hull House Oral History Collection
Hull-House, founded in 1889 by Jane Addams and Ellen Gates Starr, was the first social settlement in Chicago. The settlement was incorporated in March 1895, with a stated purpose to "provide a center for higher civic and social life, to initiate and maintain educational and philanthropic enterprises, and to investigate and improve the conditions in the industrial districts of Chicago."