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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Hyde Park Historical Society History Fair Program

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Hear the winners of the Hyde Park Historical Society's award for the best student projects on the history of Hyde Park Township from the 2017 Chicago Metro History Fair present their projects. Program will include [...]

Hyde Park Book Club Monday, June 19

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The next meeting of the Hyde Park Book Club will be Monday, June 19 at 7:30 pm in the lower level meet-ing room at Treasure Island.

Cable Car Building Restoration

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The Hyde Park Historical Society Presents Cable Car Building Restoration Saturday, June 3, 2017 2-4pm   Thanks to generous donations from our members and the Hyde Park community, the restoration of the Hyde Park Historical [...]

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Hyde Park Historical Society History Fair Program

June 15th, 2017|0 Comments

Hear the winners of the Hyde Park Historical Society's award for the best student projects on the history of Hyde Park Township from the 2017 Chicago [...]

Hyde Park Book Club Monday, June 19

June 14th, 2017|0 Comments

The next meeting of the Hyde Park Book Club will be Monday, June 19 at 7:30 pm in the lower level meet-ing room at Treasure Island.

Cable Car Building Restoration

May 21st, 2017|0 Comments

The Hyde Park Historical Society Presents Cable Car Building Restoration Saturday, June 3, 2017 2-4pm   Thanks to generous donations from our members and the Hyde [...]

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    Hyde Park Historical Society History Fair Program

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    Hear the winners of the Hyde Park Historical Society's award for the best student projects on the history of Hyde Park Township from the 2017 Chicago Metro History Fair present their projects. Program will include [...]

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    Hyde Park Historical Society History Fair Program

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    Hear the winners of the Hyde Park Historical Society's award for the best student projects on the history of Hyde Park Township from the 2017 Chicago Metro History Fair present [...]

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    Hyde Park Book Club Monday, June 19

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    The next meeting of the Hyde Park Book Club will be Monday, June 19 at 7:30 pm in the lower level meet-ing room at Treasure Island.

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    Cable Car Building Restoration

    May 21st, 2017|0 Comments

    The Hyde Park Historical Society Presents Cable Car Building Restoration Saturday, June 3, 2017 2-4pm   Thanks to generous donations from our members and the Hyde Park community, the restoration [...]

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    Hyde Park Historical Society History Fair Program

    June 15th, 2017|0 Comments

    Hear the winners of the Hyde Park Historical Society's award for the best student projects on the history of Hyde Park Township from the 2017 Chicago Metro History Fair present [...]

    Hyde Park Book Club Monday, June 19

    June 14th, 2017|0 Comments

    The next meeting of the Hyde Park Book Club will be Monday, June 19 at 7:30 pm in the lower level meet-ing room at Treasure Island.

    Cable Car Building Restoration

    May 21st, 2017|0 Comments

    The Hyde Park Historical Society Presents Cable Car Building Restoration Saturday, June 3, 2017 2-4pm   Thanks to generous donations from our members and the Hyde Park community, the restoration [...]

    April 16th, 2017|0 Comments

    Hyde Park Historical Society Open House Saturday, April 22, 2017 5529 S. Lake Park Avenue 2-4pm The Hyde Park Historical Society invites you to join us for another open house.  [...]