• 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 [...]

Hyde Park Historical Society Cable Car Building – Restored and Looking Good!

By | October 11th, 2018|Categories: front page|

The Hyde Park Historical Society announces a major achievement in the restoration of its historical cable car building. The exterior work on the building is complete! The deteriorated brickwork has been replaced. The doors and [...]

Hyde Park Book Club Change of Venue

By | October 11th, 2018|Categories: front page|

Hi Everyone, As you know, we have lost our meeting room space with the closing of Treasure Island. Fortunately, HPHS has finished the exterior work on the building, and that space will be available for [...]

Celebrate The Life of Jazz Pianist Willie Pickens

By | October 8th, 2018|Categories: Events, front page|

Dear friends, Last July, a group of friends began to look for a way to honor the wonderful jazz pianist Willie Pickens and his wife, Irma. Great in the world of music, they were also [...]

Historic Hyde Park

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.

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, [...]

HPHS News

Hyde Park Historical Society Cable Car Building – Restored and Looking Good!

The Hyde Park Historical Society announces a major achievement in the restoration of its historical cable car building. The exterior work on the building is complete! The deteriorated brickwork has been replaced. The doors and [...]

810, 2018

Celebrate The Life of Jazz Pianist Willie Pickens

October 8th, 2018|0 Comments

Dear friends, Last July, a group of friends began to look for a way to honor the wonderful jazz pianist Willie Pickens and his wife, Irma. Great in [...]

409, 2018

Remarkable Women of the U of C: Hanna Holborn Gray, Muriel Beadle, Maude Hutchins

September 4th, 2018|0 Comments

Hyde Park Book Club. Remarkable Women of the University of Chicago: Hanna Holborn Gray, Muriel Beadle, Maude Hutchins

810, 2018

Celebrate The Life of Jazz Pianist Willie Pickens

October 8th, 2018|0 Comments

Dear friends, Last July, a group of friends began to look for a way to honor the wonderful jazz pianist Willie Pickens and his wife, Irma. Great in [...]

409, 2018

Remarkable Women of the U of C: Hanna Holborn Gray, Muriel Beadle, Maude Hutchins

September 4th, 2018|0 Comments

Hyde Park Book Club. Remarkable Women of the University of Chicago: Hanna Holborn Gray, Muriel Beadle, Maude Hutchins

Photography News

Hyde Park Historical Society Cable Car Building – Restored and Looking Good!

October 11th, 2018|0 Comments

The Hyde Park Historical Society announces a major achievement in the restoration of its historical [...]

Hyde Park Book Club Change of Venue

October 11th, 2018|0 Comments

Hi Everyone, As you know, we have lost our meeting room space with the closing [...]

Celebrate The Life of Jazz Pianist Willie Pickens

October 8th, 2018|0 Comments

Dear friends, Last July, a group of friends began to look for a way to [...]

HP Book Club. The Leopold and Loeb Files: An Intimate Look at One of America’s Most Infamous Crimes

September 4th, 2018|0 Comments

HPHS Book Club. Remarkable Women of the University of Chicago: Hanna Holborn Gray, Muriel Beadle, Maude Hutchins