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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HP Book Club Monday, May 20, 2019

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Monday, May 20, 2019 Hyde Park Historical Society 5529 S. Lake Park 7:30pm Chicago by the Book: 101 Publications that shaped the city and its image Neil Harris & Susan Rossen

Flashlight Tour of Jackson Park

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The Hyde Park Historical Society, Friends of the Parks and the Jackson Park Advisory Council present a Chicago Park District Night Out in the Parks Flashlight Tour of Jackson Park: This program provides a rare [...]

Chicago Motor Coach Company by Jack Doyle

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GO THE MOTOR COACH WAY Hyde Park Historical Society Sunday, April 7, 2019 2-4pm 5529 S. Lake Park Avenue Light refreshments will be served   Chicago Motor Coach Company chronicles an era with buses first [...]

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Monday, May 20, 2019 Hyde Park Historical Society 5529 S. Lake Park 7:30pm Chicago by the Book: 101 Publications that shaped the city and its image [...]

Flashlight Tour of Jackson Park

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The Hyde Park Historical Society, Friends of the Parks and the Jackson Park Advisory Council present a Chicago Park District Night Out in the Parks Flashlight [...]

Chicago Motor Coach Company by Jack Doyle

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GO THE MOTOR COACH WAY Hyde Park Historical Society Sunday, April 7, 2019 2-4pm 5529 S. Lake Park Avenue Light refreshments will be served   Chicago [...]

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    HP Book Club Monday, May 20, 2019

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    Flashlight Tour of Jackson Park

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    Chicago Motor Coach Company by Jack Doyle

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    GO THE MOTOR COACH WAY Hyde Park Historical Society Sunday, April 7, 2019 2-4pm 5529 S. Lake Park Avenue Light refreshments will be served   Chicago Motor Coach Company chronicles [...]

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    HP Book Club Monday, May 20, 2019

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    Monday, May 20, 2019 Hyde Park Historical Society 5529 S. Lake Park 7:30pm Chicago by the Book: 101 Publications that shaped the city and its image Neil Harris & Susan [...]

    Flashlight Tour of Jackson Park

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    The Hyde Park Historical Society, Friends of the Parks and the Jackson Park Advisory Council present a Chicago Park District Night Out in the Parks Flashlight Tour of Jackson Park: [...]

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    GO THE MOTOR COACH WAY Hyde Park Historical Society Sunday, April 7, 2019 2-4pm 5529 S. Lake Park Avenue Light refreshments will be served   Chicago Motor Coach Company chronicles [...]

    Hyde Park Historical Society Open House March 31, 2019

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    Hyde Park Historical Society Open House Sunday, March 31, 2019 5529 S. Lake Park Avenue 2 - 4pm The Hyde Park Historical Society invites you to join us for an [...]