The Legacy of Hull-House






The Making of Jane Addams

Her Childhood

College and Her 20's




Hull-House Firsts

Classes Offered at Hull-House

Hull-House Maps and Papers: Sociology in the Settlement

Living at Hull-House

A Community of Women

Jane and Ellen and Mary

Being Saint Jane

The Legacy of Hull-House



Chronology of Jane Addams’s Life


Additional Resources

Jane Addams’s Work Online

Sites About Jane Addams’s Legacy





Following Jane’s death, Hull-House was managed by the Hull-House Association until the early 1960s.  At that time, the Hull-House campus was taken through eminent domain.  Its land was turned into the Circle Campus of the University of Illinois.127  Charles Hull’s mansion, which was the settlement residence and Jane Addams’s home for so many years, is now a museum.  Through a combination of original artwork and furnishings and rotating exhibits, the museum seeks to preserve the atmosphere in which this historic woman lived and worked.128

In 1940, the U.S. Post Office issued a 10˘ stamp commemorating Jane Addams.

In 1948, the Jane Addams Peace Association was founded "to foster a better understanding between the people of the world toward the end that wars may be avoided and a more lasting peace enjoyed."129

The Hull-House Association was renamed the Jane Addams Hull House Association.  From four community centers spread across the working class neighbourhoods of the city, the Association continues to work on behalf of children, the elderly, and poor families.  Their Housing Resource Center manages almost 1000 units of housing for the poor, elderly, and disabled.  They also provide site management services for the Chicago Housing Authority.130

Jane Addams Hull House Association is a non-profit social service agency dedicated to helping people build better lives for themselves and their families. For more than a century, the Chicago-based agency has continued the leadership and vision of our founder Jane Addams, who is credited with starting the field of social work. Hull House Association takes a community-focused approach to solving social problems by fostering the spirit of "neighbors helping neighbors."131

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127.  Glowacki, P.  Jane Addams Hull-House Museum at the University of Illinois at Chicago.  18 May 2001. (online 10 June 2001).

128.  ibid.

129.  Kruse, Ginny Moore.  “Jane Addams Book Award: Children’s Books that Build for Peace.” (online 7 May 2001).

130.  Jane Addams Hull House Association.  7 June 2001. (online 10 June 2001). 

131.  op. cit.