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Hyde Park was established along the banks of Lake Michigan in the 1850s by real estate developer Paul Cornell. He was a relative of Ezra Cornell who founded the Ivy League school that bears his name. It was an autonomous community south of Chicago until it was incorporated by the city in 1889.
The current neighborhood is defined by the boundaries of the old township. The area is home to several institutions of higher learning, including the University of Chicago that opened in 1892. Hyde Park hosted the Chicago World's Fair the following year. Designed by Daniel Burnham and Frederick Law Olmsted, the exposition saw the world's first Ferris wheel among its many attractions. It was during this exposition that Nikola Tesla and George Westinghouse introduced the world to the alternating electrical current used to power homes today. Hyde Park is home to two of the four historic places located within Chicago that appeared on the original 1966 list of National Register of Historic Places. They are the Robie House designed by Frank Lloyd Wright and Chicago Pile-1, the world's first functional nuclear reactor. Several other historic buildings and districts in Hyde Park have been added over the past several decades.
The neighborhood was a prosperous resort with numerous hotels and lakefront amenities well into the 1930s. After the Second World War, the hotels were converted to apartments and condominiums as Hyde Park suffered from economic decline. During this period, a thriving arts community emerged. In 1948, the group established the annual 57th Street Art Fair. The availability of housing enabled numerous African Americans to settle in the community during the Great Migration North. Extensive urban renewal projects were undertaken during the 1960s. Hyde Park has been home to several prominent individuals, including President Barack Obama and Amelia Earhart. The community is a treasure trove of architectural, educational and cultural wonder. It also contains several large urban parks.
Hyde Park contains several must-see places and exciting things to do for visitors to Chicago. Located approximately seven miles south of the Chicago Loop, the area enjoys cooler summers and warmer winters than the central part of the city due to the effects of Lake Michigan. The community is one of the most ethnically and economically diverse neighborhoods within the country. The Hyde Park area is a progressive neighborhood steeped in history.