• WE NEED YOU TO HELP SAVE THE CABLE CAR BUILDING

    WE NEED YOU TO HELP SAVE THE CABLE CAR BUILDING

    FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE CHICAGO, IL September 25, 2017 – Tucked in the wall at the bottom of a Metra train station in Chicago's Hyde Park community is a 124 year old one-room building resting quietly in the shadow of super stores and townhouses – the [...]

  • Open House Chicago

    Open House Chicago

    This year the Hyde Park Historical Society is a Community Partner with the Chicago Architecture Foundation’s Open House Chicago and we encourage our members to participate in this fun and interesting event. Open House Chicago needs volunteers to help staff the check-in tables at the [...]

  • Dev Bowly Man and Vision

    Dev Bowly Man and Vision

    Dev Bowly Man and Vision interviews Ward Miller, Executive Director of Preservation Chicago, about Dev Bowly. Ward Miller speaks about Dev Bowly and his historic influence on the Hyde Park Historical Society and his Michigan Inns.

  • Ward Miller speaking @ Hyde Park Historical Society Annual Dinner 2017.

    Ward Miller speaking @ Hyde Park Historical Society Annual Dinner 2017.

    Ward Miller speaking @ Hyde Park Historical Society Annual Dinner 2017.

HPHS Upcoming & Recent Events

Hyde Park Book Club Monday, September 18

The next meeting of the Hyde Park Book Club will be on Monday, September 18, 7:30pm in the lower level meeting room at Treasure Island. The meeting will be on the history of Jackson Park and the South Park System. 

Open House Chicago

This year the Hyde Park Historical Society is a Community Partner with the Chicago Architecture [...]

Hyde Park Historical Society Open House

Hyde Park Historical Society Open House Saturday, August 19 5529 S. Lake Park Avenue 2-4pm [...]

Memories of 57TH Street & Hyde Park Community Art Fairs

HYDE PARK HISTORICAL SOCIETY INVITES YOU TO AN ORAL HISTORY PROGRAM: "HYDE PARK-KENWOOD STORIES THEN [...]

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Upcoming Events

  1. Open House Chicago

    October 14
  2. Open House Chicago

    October 15
  3. Open House Chicago

    October 15 @ 8:00 am - 5:00 pm

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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