HPHS Upcoming & Recent Events

Hyde Park Historical Society History Fair Program

Hear the winners of the Hyde Park Historical Society's award for the best student projects [...]

Hyde Park Book Club Monday, June 19

The next meeting of the Hyde Park Book Club will be Monday, June 19 at 7:30 pm in the lower level meet-ing room at Treasure Island.

Cable Car Building Restoration

The Hyde Park Historical Society Presents Cable Car Building Restoration Saturday, June 3, 2017 2-4pm [...]

Hyde Park Historical Society Open House Saturday, April 22, 2017 5529 S. Lake Park Avenue [...]


  1. Hyde Park Stories

    August 6 @ 2:00 pm - 4:00 pm
  2. Open House Chicago

    October 14
  3. Open House Chicago

    October 15

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|4 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

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 Lake Michigan in 1859. [...]

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