• 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

Chicago Motor Coach Company by Jack Doyle

March 25th, 2019|0 Comments

GO THE MOTOR COACH WAY Hyde Park Historical Society Sunday, April 7, 2019 2-4pm 5529 S. Lake Park Avenue Light refreshments will be served   Chicago Motor Coach Company chronicles an era with buses first [...]

Hyde Park Historical Society Open House March 31, 2019

March 25th, 2019|0 Comments

Hyde Park Historical Society Open House Sunday, March 31, 2019 5529 S. Lake Park Avenue 2 - 4pm The Hyde Park Historical Society invites you to join us for an open house on March 31st. [...]

HP Book Club Meeting Monday, March 18, 2019

March 14th, 2019|0 Comments

HYDE PARK BOOK CLUB, MONDAY March 18, 2019 Finding Hyde Park: Show and Tell. We will be looking for books with significant and/or interesting sections on Hyde Park, both fiction and non‐fiction. Take a look at your libraries and see if you can find something to bring for Monday.

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

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 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 [...]

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HP Book Club Monday, May 20, 2019

May 14th, 2019|0 Comments

Monday, May 20, 2019 Hyde Park Historical Society 5529 S. Lake Park 7:30pm Chicago by the Book: 101 Publications that shaped the city and its image Neil Harris & Susan [...]

Flashlight Tour of Jackson Park

April 10th, 2019|0 Comments

The Hyde Park Historical Society, Friends of the Parks and the Jackson Park Advisory Council present a Chicago Park District Night Out in the Parks Flashlight Tour of Jackson Park: [...]

Chicago Motor Coach Company by Jack Doyle

March 25th, 2019|0 Comments

GO THE MOTOR COACH WAY Hyde Park Historical Society Sunday, April 7, 2019 2-4pm 5529 S. Lake Park Avenue Light refreshments will be served   Chicago Motor Coach Company chronicles [...]

Hyde Park Historical Society Open House March 31, 2019

March 25th, 2019|0 Comments

Hyde Park Historical Society Open House Sunday, March 31, 2019 5529 S. Lake Park Avenue 2 - 4pm The Hyde Park Historical Society invites you to join us for an [...]