The City In A Garden

The City In A Garden

Chicago suburb, world’s fair grounds, college town, the city’s first stably-integrated community, Hyde Park and Kenwood have many distinctions.  The City in a Garden tells the neighborhood’s story through the experiences and lives of its residents.  Paul Cornell, the Illinois Central Railroad, the South Park system, the City of Chicago, the World’s Columbian Exposition, the University of Chicago, race relations, and urban renewal run as threads through the pages. Along the way, readers meet the first woman to attempt to vote in Illinois, a morality crusader and the opera diva whose performance he panned, a professor who moonlighted as a professional football player, a trend-setting African American deejay, two mayors, a governor, two justices, a president, and many more.  Their stories bring the people, the times, and the places of Hyde Park and Kenwood to life.

Chicago Studies Publication Series

Publication Date: 
December 5, 2019

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