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  • Designed to Dazzle & Delight: Chicago’s 1893 World’s Columbian Exposition in Jackson Park with historian Julia Bachrach

    Statue of the Republic, Jackson Park (photo by Julia Bachrach) THURSDAY, NOVEMBER 19TH • 4:30PM-5:45PM Renowned landscape architect Frederick Law Olmsted was unimpressed when he first laid eyes on what would become Chicago’s South Park. But despite his initial trepidation, he produced a magnificent [...]

  • From Swamps to Parks: Building Chicago’s Public Spaces

    The Museum of Science and Industry was built as the Palace of Fine Arts for the World’s Columbian Exposition. This photograph documents the building’s construction, circa 1892. Photograph by C.D. Arnold. Chicago Public Library, C.D. Arnold Photographic Collection, Volume I, Plate 46c. Johanna Russ and I [...]

  • 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 [...]

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Escape through the Pyrenees Lisa Fittko, 1910-2005

By |July 19th, 2021|Categories: Previous Events|

Escape through the Pyrenees Lisa Fittko, 1910-2005 Hyde Park Book Club Monday, July 19, 2021, 7:30pm In 1948 Lisa Fittko and her husband Hans emigrated to Hyde Park. During the war, they were members of [...]

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Hyde Park Book Club Presents, Hyde Park author Lisa Fittko and her book Escape through the Pyrenees.

By |July 19th, 2021|Categories: video|

Hyde Park Book Club Presents, Hyde Park author Lisa Fittko and her book Escape through the Pyrenees.

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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 [...]

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