• Book Discussion: FADING ADS OF CHICAGO

    Book Discussion: FADING ADS OF CHICAGO

    SUNDAY, JULY 21, 2019 FADING ADS OF CHICAGO JOSEPH MARLIN Follow Joe Marlin on his journey to photo document the city’s advertisements painted on the walls of buildings where they outlasted the way of life they represented. From national brands to mom-and-pop [...]

  • HP Book Club Monday, July 15, 2019

    HP Book Club Monday, July 15, 2019

    Monday, July 15, 2019 Hyde Park Historical Society 5529 S. Lake Park 7:30pm Women Warriors: An Unexpected History Pamela D. Toler All are welcome!

  • Come march with the Hyde Park Historical Society in the annual 4th on 53rd Parade

    Come march with the Hyde Park Historical Society in the annual 4th on 53rd Parade

    Come march with the Hyde Park Historical Society in the annual 4th on 53rd Parade Thursday July 4, 2019 from 10:30-1:30. Meet at the staging ground at 5300 S. Lake Park Avenue. The Parade route is Lake Park South to 55th Street East to Hyde [...]

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Book Discussion: FADING ADS OF CHICAGO

SUNDAY, JULY 21, 2019 FADING ADS OF CHICAGO JOSEPH MARLIN Follow Joe [...]

HP Book Club Monday, July 15, 2019

Monday, July 15, 2019 Hyde Park Historical Society 5529 S. Lake Park 7:30pm Women [...]

Come march with the Hyde Park Historical Society in the annual 4th on 53rd Parade

Come march with the Hyde Park Historical Society in the annual 4th on 53rd Parade [...]

HP Book Club Monday, June 17, 2019

Monday, June 17, 2019 Hyde Park Historical Society   5529 S. Lake Park   7:30pm [...]

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Hyde Park History

The History of Hyde Park

April 30th, 2015|0 Comments

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 [...]

Ferris Wheel in the 1893 Chicago World’s Fair

April 27th, 2015|5 Comments

The Society is delighted to present this wonderful description of the Life and Death of Chicago's great Ferris Wheel of 1893. It was written by Patrick Meehan in 1964 while he was a 4th year [...]

Hyde Park Center:

November 30th, 2015|0 Comments

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 [...]

Hyde Park Historical Society Headquarters

May 5th, 2015|0 Comments

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

History of Hyde Park by A.T. Andreas

May 19th, 2015|0 Comments

This territory was the district bounded by Thirty ninth Street on the north by Grand Boulevard or South Park Avenue on the west by Lake Michigan on the east and by Eighty seventh Street [...]

Lincoln’s Hyde Park

May 15th, 2015|0 Comments

Lincoln’s Hyde Park   By SUSAN O’CONNOR DAVIS Designed by one of the city’s first practicing architects, Gurdon P. Randall, the Hyde Park House was built at Oak (53rd) Street on the shore of [...]

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