Three boys at Hull House in Chicago. Photograph from the Chicago Daily News. Want a copy of this photo? > Visit our Rights and Reproductions Department and give them this number: ICHi-01544 Connect with the Museum
Jane Addams (1860-1936) - First American woman to be awarded the Nobel Peace Prize. She was a leader in the Suffrage movement and co-founder (with Ellen Gates Starr) of Hull House, an institution set up in the poor neighborhood of Chicago to provide services for recent immigrants - such as daycare and classes in music and literature.
Hull House was a settlement house back in the early 1900s for immigrants. A woman gave birth to a child whose father was the devil. The mother, disgusted by the child, abandoned the baby at Hull House. The owner, Jane Addams, hid the baby in the attic and raised the child. The child died at a young age. Now, if you look into the second floor window of Hull House, you will see the face of the devil look back at you.
The Devil Baby of Hull House. A kind of creepy story that started up in 1913 and soon took the city of Chicago by storm. Did Hull House at one time house a baby of the devil himself? http://www.theparanormalguide.com/blog/the-devil-baby-of-hull-house
How some women use their power. Jane Addams created Hull House in Chicago, the first "settlement house" to aid immigrants and poor people in the metropolis. She won the Nobel Peace Prize and sparked the profession of social work.