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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Nancy Hays Photo Exhibit

October 28th, 2019|Comments Off on Nancy Hays Photo Exhibit

NANCY HAYS PHOTO EXHIBIT A retrospective exhibit of Nancy Hays photographs of Hyde Park in the 1980s. October 27, 2019 at 2pm Hyde Park Historical Society 5529 S Lake Park Ave Chicago, IL 60637 Learn more and donate at: nancyhays.org Curated by Becca & Mik Major

A Conversation with Timuel D. Black, Jr. and Susan Klonsky Conducted by Jay Mulberry

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A Conversation with Timuel D. Black, Jr. and Susan Klonsky Conducted by Jay Mulberry 2:00pm-4:00 pm Sunday, November 17, 2019 Hyde Park Union Church 5600 S. Woodlawn Avenue, Chicago, IL 60637 Reception and Book Signing [...]

A NEW BLUEPRINT: Discussing the Importance of Diversity in Preservation

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A NEW BLUEPRINT: Discussing the Importance of Diversity in Preservation Featuring noted Chicago photographer and writer Lee Bey  Saturday, November 2, 2019 2:00 -  4:00 pm Augustana Lutheran Church 5500 S Woodlawn Ave, Chicago, IL [...]

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Nancy Hays Photo Exhibit

October 28th, 2019|Comments Off on Nancy Hays Photo Exhibit

NANCY HAYS PHOTO EXHIBIT A retrospective exhibit of Nancy Hays photographs of Hyde Park in the 1980s. October 27, 2019 at 2pm Hyde Park Historical Society 5529 S Lake Park Ave Chicago, IL 60637 Learn more and donate at: nancyhays.org Curated by Becca & Mik Major

A Conversation with Timuel D. Black, Jr. and Susan Klonsky Conducted by Jay Mulberry

October 28th, 2019|Comments Off on A Conversation with Timuel D. Black, Jr. and Susan Klonsky Conducted by Jay Mulberry

A Conversation with Timuel D. Black, Jr. and Susan Klonsky Conducted by Jay Mulberry 2:00pm-4:00 pm Sunday, November 17, 2019 Hyde Park Union Church 5600 S. [...]

A NEW BLUEPRINT: Discussing the Importance of Diversity in Preservation

October 2nd, 2019|Comments Off on A NEW BLUEPRINT: Discussing the Importance of Diversity in Preservation

A NEW BLUEPRINT: Discussing the Importance of Diversity in Preservation Featuring noted Chicago photographer and writer Lee Bey  Saturday, November 2, 2019 2:00 -  4:00 pm [...]

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    Nancy Hays Photo Exhibit

    October 28th, 2019|Comments Off on Nancy Hays Photo Exhibit

    NANCY HAYS PHOTO EXHIBIT A retrospective exhibit of Nancy Hays photographs of Hyde Park in the 1980s. October 27, 2019 at 2pm Hyde Park Historical Society 5529 S Lake Park Ave Chicago, IL 60637 Learn more and donate at: nancyhays.org Curated by Becca & Mik Major

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    Nancy Hays Photo Exhibit

    October 28th, 2019|Comments Off on Nancy Hays Photo Exhibit

    NANCY HAYS PHOTO EXHIBIT A retrospective exhibit of Nancy Hays photographs of Hyde Park in the 1980s. October 27, 2019 at 2pm Hyde Park Historical Society 5529 S Lake Park Ave Chicago, IL 60637 Learn more and donate at: nancyhays.org Curated by Becca & Mik Major

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    A Conversation with Timuel D. Black, Jr. and Susan Klonsky Conducted by Jay Mulberry

    October 28th, 2019|Comments Off on A Conversation with Timuel D. Black, Jr. and Susan Klonsky Conducted by Jay Mulberry

    A Conversation with Timuel D. Black, Jr. and Susan Klonsky Conducted by Jay Mulberry 2:00pm-4:00 pm Sunday, November 17, 2019 Hyde Park Union Church 5600 S. Woodlawn Avenue, Chicago, IL [...]

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    A NEW BLUEPRINT: Discussing the Importance of Diversity in Preservation

    October 2nd, 2019|Comments Off on A NEW BLUEPRINT: Discussing the Importance of Diversity in Preservation

    A NEW BLUEPRINT: Discussing the Importance of Diversity in Preservation Featuring noted Chicago photographer and writer Lee Bey  Saturday, November 2, 2019 2:00 -  4:00 pm Augustana Lutheran Church 5500 [...]

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    Nancy Hays Photo Exhibit

    October 28th, 2019|Comments Off on Nancy Hays Photo Exhibit

    NANCY HAYS PHOTO EXHIBIT A retrospective exhibit of Nancy Hays photographs of Hyde Park in the 1980s. October 27, 2019 at 2pm Hyde Park Historical Society 5529 S Lake Park Ave Chicago, IL 60637 Learn more and donate at: nancyhays.org Curated by Becca & Mik Major

    A Conversation with Timuel D. Black, Jr. and Susan Klonsky Conducted by Jay Mulberry

    October 28th, 2019|Comments Off on A Conversation with Timuel D. Black, Jr. and Susan Klonsky Conducted by Jay Mulberry

    A Conversation with Timuel D. Black, Jr. and Susan Klonsky Conducted by Jay Mulberry 2:00pm-4:00 pm Sunday, November 17, 2019 Hyde Park Union Church 5600 S. Woodlawn Avenue, Chicago, IL [...]

    A NEW BLUEPRINT: Discussing the Importance of Diversity in Preservation

    October 2nd, 2019|Comments Off on A NEW BLUEPRINT: Discussing the Importance of Diversity in Preservation

    A NEW BLUEPRINT: Discussing the Importance of Diversity in Preservation Featuring noted Chicago photographer and writer Lee Bey  Saturday, November 2, 2019 2:00 -  4:00 pm Augustana Lutheran Church 5500 [...]

    Nancy Campbell Hays: A Retrospective Opening Reception

    October 1st, 2019|Comments Off on Nancy Campbell Hays: A Retrospective Opening Reception

    Nancy Campbell Hays: A Retrospective Opening Reception Exhibition opening: October 27, 2019, 2-4pm 5529 S. Lake Park Avenue, Chicago, IL 60637 Join us at 2pm at the Hyde Park [...]