Hyde Park History

  • Hyde Park Center:

    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 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

    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 [...]

  • Paul Cornell- Founder of Hyde Park

    Paul Cornell- Founder of Hyde Park

    Paul Cornell - Founder of Hyde Park 1822-1904 Born in 1822 of a distinguished New England family, Paul Cornell was a cousin of Ezra Cornell, the founder of Cornell University. He came to Chicago in 1847. A lawyer and entrepreneur, he became friendly [...]

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Holiday Open House and Party

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Please join us for an afternoon of good cheer Sunday, December 10, 2017 2-4 pm Hyde Park Historical Society 5529 S Lake Park Ave Please help spead the joy and bring a contribution to our [...]

Thank You For Your Support!

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The Hyde Park Historical Society wishes to thank all of our supporters in our quest to win the Partners in Preservation (PIP) National Trust Preservation Grant. We were honored to be selected as on e [...]

WE NEED YOU TO HELP SAVE THE CABLE CAR BUILDING

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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 [...]

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Please join us for an afternoon of good cheer Sunday, December 10, 2017 2-4 pm Hyde Park Historical Society 5529 S Lake Park Ave Please help [...]

Thank You For Your Support!

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The Hyde Park Historical Society wishes to thank all of our supporters in our quest to win the Partners in Preservation (PIP) National Trust Preservation Grant. [...]

WE NEED YOU TO HELP SAVE THE CABLE CAR BUILDING

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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 [...]

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    The Hyde Park Historical Society wishes to thank all of our supporters in our quest to win the Partners in Preservation (PIP) National Trust Preservation Grant. We were honored to [...]

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    WE NEED YOU TO HELP SAVE THE CABLE CAR BUILDING

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    Holiday Open House and Party

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    Please join us for an afternoon of good cheer Sunday, December 10, 2017 2-4 pm Hyde Park Historical Society 5529 S Lake Park Ave Please help spead the joy and [...]

    Thank You For Your Support!

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    The Hyde Park Historical Society wishes to thank all of our supporters in our quest to win the Partners in Preservation (PIP) National Trust Preservation Grant. We were honored to [...]

    WE NEED YOU TO HELP SAVE THE CABLE CAR BUILDING

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    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 [...]

    The Architect Who Helped Save The Cable Car Building

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    AN INTIMATE CONVERSATION WITH PAUL YOUNG AND SAM GUARD WEDNESDAY OCTOBER 25, 2017 7PM HYDE PARK HISTORICAL SOCIETY 5529 S LAKE PARK AVE