FACTS ABOUT CHICAGO PULLMAN TECH HIGH SCHOOL
Year opened: 1915
Building now used as: Gwendolyn Brooks College Preparatory Academy
School colors: Blue &
School nickname: the "Blue Raiders"
Quick Facts Information Submitted by PETER NEGRO
Pullman offered track to its students, and possible other sports such as football, baseball, basketball, and perhaps
tennis or wrestling. We are looking for someone who may know about the history of the athletic program at Pullman to tell
The school enjoyed success at the state track meet in 1924 as one individual took second in a pair of sprint events and
tied for 10th in the team standings. Unfortunately, this is the only sport we were able to find anything on while researching
the school's history.
1924B Tied for 10th in State
STATE FINAL STANDINGS
10 Abingdon 8
1924B H. Bergstrom
100-yd dash---2nd place
220-yd dash---2nd place
From Lawrence Santeford (dated October 1, 2019):
"I happened to find the brief article about Pullman Technical High School. My older
twin sisters attended the high school (around) 1947-49. They were able to attend because our grandfathers had worked at Pullman,
having come from the Netherlands during the late 1800s.
sisters are Lorraine and Laverne Bulteman. Our surname is Santeford, but they married brothers Larry and Harold Bultema about
1949. Lorraine and Laverne are both 89 years old.
our grandfather, Leonard John Santeford, worked at Pullman, I believe they got in on the basis of (another) grandfather, Harry