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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“No Blacks in the ‘White City’? Frederick Douglass at the Haitian Pavilion…

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“No Blacks in the ‘White City’? Frederick Douglass at the Haitian Pavilion Sunday, July 15 at HPHS—5529 S. Lake Park 2 PM (Doors Open at 1:30 PM) REGISTRATION REQUIRED Presentation Limit 30 (Ticket Required) Tour—Open, [...]

March in the July 4th on 53rd Street Parade & Picnic with the HPHS

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The Board of Directors of the Hyde Park Historical Society (HPHS) Encourages all members and friends to march in the July 4th on 53rd Street Parade & Picnic with the HPHS on Independence Day, Wednesday,  [...]

Book Club Meeting

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Hi Everyone, Just a reminder that the next book club meeting is this coming Monday, June 18 in the lower level meeting room at Treasure Island at 7:30pm. Ronne Hartfield, author of Another Way Home, [...]

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“No Blacks in the ‘White City’? Frederick Douglass at the Haitian Pavilion…

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“No Blacks in the ‘White City’? Frederick Douglass at the Haitian Pavilion Sunday, July 15 at HPHS—5529 S. Lake Park 2 PM (Doors Open at 1:30 [...]

March in the July 4th on 53rd Street Parade & Picnic with the HPHS

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The Board of Directors of the Hyde Park Historical Society (HPHS) Encourages all members and friends to march in the July 4th on 53rd Street Parade [...]

Book Club Meeting

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Hi Everyone, Just a reminder that the next book club meeting is this coming Monday, June 18 in the lower level meeting room at Treasure Island [...]

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    “No Blacks in the ‘White City’? Frederick Douglass at the Haitian Pavilion Sunday, July 15 at HPHS—5529 S. Lake Park 2 PM (Doors Open at 1:30 PM) REGISTRATION REQUIRED Presentation Limit 30 (Ticket Required) Tour—Open, [...]

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    March in the July 4th on 53rd Street Parade & Picnic with the HPHS

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    Book Club Meeting

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    Hi Everyone, Just a reminder that the next book club meeting is this coming Monday, June 18 in the lower level meeting room at Treasure Island at 7:30pm. Ronne Hartfield, [...]

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    “No Blacks in the ‘White City’? Frederick Douglass at the Haitian Pavilion…

    July 9th, 2018|0 Comments

    “No Blacks in the ‘White City’? Frederick Douglass at the Haitian Pavilion Sunday, July 15 at HPHS—5529 S. Lake Park 2 PM (Doors Open at 1:30 PM) REGISTRATION REQUIRED Presentation [...]

    March in the July 4th on 53rd Street Parade & Picnic with the HPHS

    June 28th, 2018|0 Comments

    The Board of Directors of the Hyde Park Historical Society (HPHS) Encourages all members and friends to march in the July 4th on 53rd Street Parade & Picnic with the [...]

    Book Club Meeting

    June 15th, 2018|0 Comments

    Hi Everyone, Just a reminder that the next book club meeting is this coming Monday, June 18 in the lower level meeting room at Treasure Island at 7:30pm. Ronne Hartfield, [...]

    HPHS 2018 History Fair Program

    June 7th, 2018|0 Comments

    Hyde Park Historical Society 5529 S. Lake Park Ave. Chicago 2:00-4:00PM, Sunday, June 10, 2018 Refreshments will be served Meet the winners of the Society's award for the best student [...]