• The History of Hyde Park

    The History of Hyde Park

    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 Cornell, was the founder of Cornell University. Cornell saw the [...]

  • Ferris Wheel in the 1893 Chicago World’s Fair

    Ferris Wheel in the 1893 Chicago World’s Fair

    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 Mechanical Engineering student at the University of British Columbia. His [...]

Featured Posts of The Month

HPHS Book Club Monday, March 20

March 20th, 2017|0 Comments

Next Meetings Monday, November 21st at 7:30 pm, The Manhattan Project. Caroline Herzen-berg, co-author of Their Day in the Sun: Women of the Manhattan Project will be joining us.

Dev Bowly Man and Vision

March 5th, 2017|0 Comments

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 [...]

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

March 5th, 2017|0 Comments

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

Historic Buildings

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.

Robie House

April 10th, 2015|0 Comments

The Frederick C. Robie House is a U.S. National Historic Landmark on the campus of the University of Chicago in the neighborhood of Hyde Park in [...]

Hyde Park Homes

Special Sections

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. The hotel was the center of the community’s social life where, in just a short stroll from the train station, one could find a dining room that offered fine delicacies and an elegant parlor with a wide view of the lake. The property was improved with a landing pier for excursion boats and a pavilion [...]

Most Shared Posts

April 16th, 2017|0 Comments

Hyde Park Historical Society Open House Saturday, April 22, 2017 5529 S. Lake Park Avenue 2-4pm The Hyde Park Historical Society invites you to join us for another open house.  [...]

HPHS Book Club Monday, April 17

March 31st, 2017|0 Comments

Hi Everyone, Good to see you all on March 20th. The discussion was animated and interesting.

HPHS in the HP Herald

March 31st, 2017|0 Comments

HPHS Book Club Monday, March 20

March 20th, 2017|0 Comments

Next Meetings Monday, November 21st at 7:30 pm, The Manhattan Project. Caroline Herzen-berg, co-author of Their Day in the Sun: Women of the Manhattan Project will be joining us.