• HPHS Annual Dinner 2016

    HPHS Annual Dinner 2016

    You are cordially invited to attend the Annual Dinner of the HydePark Historical Society Saturday, February 27, 2016 at the Quadrangle Club 1155 East 57th Street, Chicago, Illinois HPHS ANNUAL DINNER Date: February 27, 2016 Featured Speaker Jay Mulberry on Cyrus Leroy Baldridge & Presentation […]

  • Hi Book Club Members

    Hi Book Club Members

    Thank you to all who braved the cold on Monday, January 18th, to join us for our discussion of Leopold and Loeb. The discussion was lively and covered the case from a variety of perspectives. Our next meeting will be Monday, February 15 and the theme will be be Rosalie Villas/Rosalie Bucking-ham. Rosalie Buckingham was the developer of the first planned community in Hyde Park, Rosalie Villas, on Harper Avenue between 57th and 59th Streets. Nowadays, Rosalie Buckingham is mainly known for her mar-riage to Harry Selfridge, but there is every indication that she was an independent and resourceful, as well as wealthy, young woman prior to her marriage. The challenge to the group was to find information about Rosalie Buckingham prior to her marriage as well as explore the subject of Rosalie Villas.
  • HPHS 2016 Award Winners

    HPHS 2016 Award Winners

    The Hyde Park Historical Society (HPHS) has announced the 2016 winners of its Paul Cornell, Marian and Leon Despres Preservation and Jean Block Book awards, which will be presented at its annual dinner on February 27, 2016 at the Quadrangle Club, 1155 E. 57th St.
  • Hyde Park Center:

    Hyde Park Center:

    The section of Hyde Park between 53rd and 55th Streets, and between Harper and Woodlawn Avenue, is the oldest part of our neighborhood. It is also the most modest, the most urban, the most “renewed” – and the least appreciated. After the Chicago fire of 1871 Hyde Park Center grew quickly. Close to the Illinois Central commuter station at 53rd and Lake Park and to the 55th Street cable car line, it offered convenient and inexpensive transport for middle and lower class workers to the new jobs in the Loop to the north, the steel mills to the south and the Stock Yards to the west.
  • Hyde Park Historical Society named Best of Hyde Park 2015

    Hyde Park Historical Society named Best of Hyde Park 2015

    The following is an excerpt from the article “Best of Hyde Park & Kenwood 2015″ appearing in the South Side Weekly.

    We first encountered the Hyde Park Historical Society while wandering around the back end of the ComEd substation on 56th and Harper. It’s […]

  • New book on the history of the University of Chicago

    New book on the history of the University of Chicago

    In the summer of 1996, Dean John W. Boyer began what he thought would be a small summer research project, never imagining that his efforts would span nearly two decades and result in a new book on the history of the University of Chicago. […]

Hyde Park History

Hyde Park Historical Society Headquarters

By |May 5th, 2015|

Hyde Park Historical Society is housed in a building which originally was a waiting room for cable car personnel.

The small, neat brick building which houses the Hyde Park Historical Society began life as a waiting […]

The History of Hyde Park

By |April 30th, 2015|

The history of Hyde Park begins with the arrival in Chicago of a young lawyer, Paul Cornell. He was descended from a family which first arrived in the “New World” in 1638. His cousin, Ezra […]

Shoreland

By |March 4th, 2015|

Opening in 1926, the Shoreland hosted distinguished guests like Elvis Presley, Amelia Earhart, and Al Capone, as well as the University’s own Milton Friedman (A.M. ’33) during its time as a hotel. It was an […]

HPHS Upcoming & Recent Events

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HPHS Annual Dinner 2016

You are cordially invited to attend the Annual Dinner of the HydePark Historical Society Saturday, […]

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Recent Event: ANNUAL HOLIDAY PARTY

YOU ARE INVITED TO THE

ANNUAL HOLIDAY PARTY

Hyde Park Historical Society

5529 South Lake Park Avenue

Sunday, December […]

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Living History-Stories Of Discovery Chicago’s Historic Hyde Park

The Hyde Park Historical Society is pleased to invite you to a presentation by Susan O’Connor Davis. Join the author for an afternoon discussion highlighting the Hyde Park of yesterday and the varied stories lurking behind some of her favorite images.
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Special Offer for HPHS Members and Friends:

25% off tickets to Never the Sinner at the Victory Gardens Biograph Theater on November […]