• 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 [...]

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WE NEED YOU TO HELP SAVE THE CABLE CAR BUILDING

September 28th, 2017|0 Comments

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 [...]

HYDE PARK HISTORICAL SOCIETY OPEN HOUSE

September 27th, 2017|0 Comments

Sunday, October 8, 2017—11 to 2 PM 5529 S. Lake Park Avenue Light Refreshments will be served The Hyde Park Historical Society invites you to join us for another open house. We are so excited [...]

Hyde Park Historical Society Open House

August 15th, 2017|0 Comments

Hyde Park Historical Society Open House Saturday, August 19 5529 S. Lake Park Avenue 2-4pm The Hyde Park Historical Society invites you to join us for another open house. We are continuing our exhibit Hyde [...]

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

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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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HYDE PARK HISTORICAL SOCIETY OPEN HOUSE

October 9th, 2017|0 Comments

Sunday, October 15, 2017—2 to 4 PM 5529 S. Lake Park Avenue Light Refreshments will be served The Hyde Park Historical Society invites you to join us for another open [...]

WE NEED YOU TO HELP SAVE THE CABLE CAR BUILDING

September 28th, 2017|0 Comments

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 [...]

HYDE PARK HISTORICAL SOCIETY OPEN HOUSE

September 27th, 2017|0 Comments

Sunday, October 8, 2017—11 to 2 PM 5529 S. Lake Park Avenue Light Refreshments will be served The Hyde Park Historical Society invites you to join us for another open [...]

HYDE PARK HISTORICAL SOCIETY OPEN HOUSE

September 26th, 2017|0 Comments

Saturday, September 30, 2017—2 to 4 PM 5529 S. Lake Park Avenue Light Refreshments will be served The Hyde Park Historical Society invites you to join us for another open [...]