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Hyde Park Book Club: Monday, October 19, 2020

Hyde Park Book Club  Monday, October 19, 2020 7:30pm Discussions with: Carlo Rotella, author of: The World [...]

Hyde Park Book Club: Monday, November 16, 2020

Hyde Park Book Club  Monday, November 16, 2020 7:30pm Via Zoom Discussions with: Peter M. Ascoli [...]

Chicago Policy King Historic Residence in West Woodlawn! August 15, 2020 via Zoom

A Virtual Tour: Chicago Policy King Historic Residence in West Woodlawn! with Clinée Hedspeth VIA [...]

There’s Art in Them Thar Revetments! Zoom Talk with William Swislow on June 27, 2020

One of the world’s most remarkable outdoor art treasures lies hidden in plain sight along Chicago’s Lake Michigan waterfront — carvings in the stone revetments that line the lakeshore, many of them spectacular, most by anonymous creators, and almost none of them noticed by the millions of people who enjoy the city’s unobstructed shore.

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The History of Hyde Park

April 30th, 2015|0 Comments

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 [...]

Ferris Wheel in the 1893 Chicago World’s Fair

April 27th, 2015|5 Comments

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 [...]

Hyde Park Center:

November 30th, 2015|0 Comments

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

May 5th, 2015|0 Comments

Hyde Park Historical Society is housed in a building which originally was a waiting room for cable car personnel.

History of Hyde Park by A.T. Andreas

May 19th, 2015|0 Comments

This territory was the district bounded by Thirty ninth Street on the north by Grand Boulevard or South Park Avenue on the west by Lake Michigan on the east and by Eighty seventh Street [...]

Lincoln’s Hyde Park

May 15th, 2015|0 Comments

Lincoln’s Hyde Park   By SUSAN O’CONNOR DAVIS Designed by one of the city’s first practicing architects, Gurdon P. Randall, the Hyde Park House was built at Oak (53rd) Street on the shore of [...]

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