The ceiling rumbled over a packed audience as a train ran on the Metra line over Lake Park Avenue. Those who hadn’t ducked in from the bitter January cold early enough to grab a seat were squeezed along the walls of the smart little brick building by the tracks that now serves as the Hyde Park Historical Society’s (HPHS) headquarters.
Searching for the White City: University of Chicago archaeology students comb Jackson Park for remnants of the 1893 World’s Fair
by Helenmary Sheridan •
For students in Rebecca Graff’s archaeological field methods class at the University of Chicago, involvement with Hyde Park’s history extends much further than the four years they’ll spend here in college. They’re waist-deep in the South Side’s past, excavating the…
Dangerous Games: Chicago’s biggest foundations start preparing for the Olympics’ ill effects on the South and West Sides
by Robin Peterson •
In their eagerness to bring the 2016 Summer Olympics to Chicago, four of the city’s largest foundations have created a multimillion-dollar fund to help neighborhoods on the South and West Sides. These areas would likely see the greatest improvements in…