Thanks to George Pullman's invention of the luxurious sleeper car, the Pullman Company quickly became one of the largest and most successful companies in the US in the late 1800s. In the 1880s, Mr. Pullman came up with the brilliant idea of creating a “company town” for his employees. Sounds admirable, right? Unfortunately, Pullman used his town as an opportunity to fleece his working class employees, charging them inflated prices in every town's store and reducing their wages while deducting the same rent prices from their check, leaving many employees completely penniless. While Pullman's company town has since been incorporated as a Chicago neighborhood, the company itself dissolved in 1969 and some of the buildings still remain abandoned, including the historic Administration Building and Clock Tower.