• 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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Hyde Park Center:

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

Hyde Park Historical Society is housed in a building which originally was a waiting room for cable car personnel.

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 [...]

Historic Buildings

Hyde Park Center:

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

Hyde Park Historical Society is housed in a building which originally was a waiting room for cable car personnel.

Robie House

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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Chicago Policy King Historic Residence in West Woodlawn! August 15, 2020 via Zoom

A Virtual Tour: Chicago Policy King Historic Residence in West Woodlawn! with Clinée Hedspeth VIA ZOOM Hyde Park Historical Society Saturday, August 15, 2020 2:00 - 3:30 pm Join HPHS [...]

Hyde Park Book Club: Monday, August 17, 2020 via Zoom

Hyde Park Book Club  Monday, August 17, 2020 7:30pm VIA ZOOM Discussions with: Keith Stolte, author of: Chicago Artist Colonies With Zac Bleicher, Executive Director, Edgar Miller Legacy All are [...]

Hyde Park Book Club: Monday, September 21, 2020 via Zoom

Hyde Park Book Club  Monday, September 21, 2020 7:30pm VIA ZOOM Discussions with: Mark Larson, author of: Ensemble: An Oral History of Chicago Theater All are welcome! Hyde Park Historical [...]

The Faulkner School-More than a Finishing School

Peep, peep, peep cried the baby chicks as they skittered along the hallway, each chick followed by an enchanted ninth-grader. This was my first day at Faulkner, and I had had no experience at all with teenagers. But I was determined to give the students the hands-on experience I felt they needed to learn about the science of life.