A report on Chicago and Hyde Park, Chicago

Traditional Potawatomi regalia on display at the Field Museum of Natural History
An artist's rendering of the Great Chicago Fire of 1871
Engraving of the Hyde Park Water Works, 1882
Court of Honor at the World's Columbian Exposition in 1893
In 1893, the World's Columbian Exposition was held in Hyde Park and Woodlawn.
Men outside a soup kitchen during the Great Depression (1931)
The southwestern part of Hyde Park serves as the campus of the University of Chicago
Boy from Chicago, 1941
Looking east along South Shore Drive near 55th St. in Hyde Park (aka East Hyde Park)
Protesters in Grant Park outside the 1968 Democratic National Convention
U.S. President Barack Obama has lived near Hyde Park for more than twenty years.
Downtown and the North Side with beaches lining the waterfront
Nuclear Energy, a sculpture by Henry Moore marking the site of Chicago Pile-1, the world's first nuclear reactor.
A satellite image of Chicago
A trail in Jackson Park
Community areas of the City of Chicago
The courtyard of the Hyde Park Shopping Center
The Chicago Building (1904–05) is a prime example of the Chicago School, displaying both variations of the Chicago window.
The University of Chicago as seen from the Midway Plaisance, a wide boulevard connecting Jackson Park and Washington Park.
Replica of Daniel Chester French's Statue of the Republic at the site of the World's Columbian Exposition
The Robie House, a National Historic Landmark designed by architect Frank Lloyd Wright in 1908.
Downtown Chicago and the Chicago River during January 2014 cold wave
The Rockefeller Chapel, located on the University of Chicago campus and named after University of Chicago founder John D. Rockefeller.
Map of racial distribution in Chicago, 2010 U.S. Census. Each dot is 25 people:
The University of Chicago Laboratory Schools, founded by the prominent educational reformer John Dewey in 1896.
Federal Reserve Bank of Chicago
The Hampton House, a condominium located on the property that once housed the Hyde Park House (Hyde Park's first hotel). In the 1980s, the Hampton House was home to Chicago Mayor Harold Washington.
The Chicago Board of Trade Building
Shops and restaurants on 53rd Street.
The National Hellenic Museum in Greektown is one of several ethnic museums comprising the Chicago Cultural Alliance.
A monument marking the location of the first kiss between Barack Obama and Michelle Obama, located on the corner of 53rd Street and Dorchester Avenue.
A Chicago jazz club
Osaka Garden, a Japanese garden in Jackson Park.
The Chicago Theatre
The banks of Promontory Point.
The spire of the Copernicus Center is modeled on the Royal Castle in Warsaw.
Downtown Chicago and lakefront condominiums in Hyde Park as seen from the northern side of Promontory Point.
Jay Pritzker Pavilion by night
Ferries offer sightseeing tours and water-taxi transportation along the Chicago River and Lake Michigan.
Aerial view of Navy Pier at night
The Magnificent Mile hosts numerous upscale stores, as well as landmarks like the Chicago Water Tower.
Chicago-style stuffed pizza
A Polish market in Chicago
Carl Sandburg's most famous description of the city is as "Hog Butcher for the World/Tool Maker, Stacker of Wheat/ Player with Railroads and the Nation's Freight Handler,/ Stormy, Husky, Brawling, City of the Big Shoulders."
Chicago Half Marathon on Lake Shore Drive on the South Side
Daley Plaza with Picasso statue, City Hall in background. At right, the Daley Plaza Building contains the state law courts.
Chicago Police Department SUV, 2011
When it was opened in 1991, the central Harold Washington Library appeared in Guinness World Records as the largest municipal public library building in the world.
The University of Chicago, as seen from the Midway Plaisance
WGN began in the early days of radio and developed into a multi-platform broadcaster, including a cable television super-station.
The former Harpo Studios in West Loop, Chicago was home of The Oprah Winfrey Show from 1986 until 2011 and other Harpo Production operations until 2015.
Aerial photo of the Jane Byrne Interchange, opened in the 1960s
Chicago Union Station, opened in 1925, is the third-busiest passenger rail terminal in the United States.
Amtrak train on the Empire Builder route departs Chicago from Union Station
O'Hare International Airport
Prentice Women's Hospital on the Northwestern Memorial Hospital Downtown Campus

Hyde Park is the 41st of the 77 community areas of Chicago.

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Chicago is also home to the Barack Obama Presidential Center being built in Hyde Park on the city's South Side.

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South Side, Chicago

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A typical Chicago Bungalow, examples of which are found in abundance on the South Side.
Ida Wells lived in the Ida Wells House, a Chicago Landmark in the Bronzeville historic district.
The intersection of East 35th Street and South Giles Avenue, 1973. Photo by John H. White.
Last Robert Taylor Home, 2005, since demolished
The former Hyde Park Township
Union Stock Yards, 1941
Chicago Race Riot

The South Side is an area of Chicago, Illinois, U.S. It lies south of the city's Loop area in the downtown.

South Side neighborhoods such as Armour Square, Back of the Yards, Bridgeport, and Pullman host more blue collar and middle-class residents, while Hyde Park, the Jackson Park Highlands District, Kenwood, Beverly, Mount Greenwood, and west Morgan Park range from middle class to more affluent residents.

1893 World's Fair Court of Honor and Grand Basin in Jackson Park

Jackson Park (Chicago)

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1893 World's Fair Court of Honor and Grand Basin in Jackson Park
The Statue of The Republic in Jackson Park is a replica of Daniel Chester French's "The Republic", but is ⅓ the size of the original.
Jackson Park Lagoon
Jackson Park from 1700 East 56th Street
One of Jackson Park's bird trails.
Osaka Garden on Wooded Island
Osaka Garden at Jackson Park
The Garden of the Phoenix in Chicago's Jackson Park, with a view of the Museum of Science and Industry
The pavilion at the Osaka Garden

Jackson Park is a 551.5 acre park located on the South Side of Chicago, Illinois.

As part of the Woodlawn community area, it extends along Lake Michigan and borders onto the neighborhoods of Hyde Park and South Shore.

University of Chicago

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An early convocation ceremony at the University of Chicago.
Some of the University of Chicago team that worked on the production of the world's first human-caused self-sustaining nuclear reaction, including Enrico Fermi in the front row and Leó Szilárd in the second.
View from the Midway Plaisance.
View of university building from the Harper Quadrangle.
Many older buildings of the University of Chicago employ Collegiate Gothic architecture like that of the University of Oxford. For example, Chicago's Mitchell Tower (left) was modeled after Oxford's Magdalen Tower (right).
Hutchinson Commons.
The University of Chicago Main Quadrangles, looking north.
Harper Memorial Library was dedicated in 1912 and its architecture takes inspiration from various colleges in England.
Eckhart Hall houses the university's math department.
The University of Chicago Laboratory Schools, a private day school run by the university.
University of Chicago, Harper Library.
Aerial view of Fermilab, a science research laboratory co-managed by the University of Chicago.
University of Chicago building during fall.
Saieh Hall for Economics, housing the Department of Economics and the Becker Friedman Institute.
Official Athletics logo.
The university's Reynolds Club, the student center.
Max Palevsky Residential Commons, a dormitory completed in 2001 designed by postmodernist Mexican architect Ricardo Legorreta.
Qwazy Quad Rally, Scav Hunt 2005, item #38.
Physicist Enrico Fermi
Prime Minister of Canada William Lyon Mackenzie King in 1947.
Supreme Court Justice John Paul Stevens
Astronomer Carl Sagan in 1980
Nobel Memorial Prize in Economic Sciences winner Milton Friedman in 2004.
The archway between Bond Chapel and Swift Hall, home of the university's Divinity School
Snell-Hitchcock, an undergraduate dormitory constructed in the early 20th century, is part of the Main Quadrangles.
Rockefeller Chapel, constructed in 1928, was designed by Bertram Goodhue in the neo-Gothic style.
The Henry Hinds Laboratory for Geophysical Sciences was built in 1969.<ref>{{cite web|url=http://photofiles.lib.uchicago.edu/db.xqy?one=apf2-03501.xml|title=Henry Hinds Laboratory Architect's Drawings|publisher=University of Chicago Archival Photographic Files|access-date=September 10, 2009|archive-url=https://web.archive.org/web/20100617140204/http://photofiles.lib.uchicago.edu/db.xqy?one=apf2-03501.xml|archive-date=June 17, 2010|url-status=live}}</ref>
The Gerald Ratner Athletics Center, opened in 2003 and designed by Cesar Pelli, houses the volleyball, wrestling, swimming, and basketball teams.<ref>{{cite web |url=http://athletics.uchicago.edu/facilities/ratner-overview.htm|title=Overview|publisher=The University of Chicago|access-date=October 10, 2009 |archive-url = https://web.archive.org/web/20080616150245/http://athletics.uchicago.edu/facilities/ratner-overview.htm |archive-date = June 16, 2008}}</ref>

The University of Chicago (UChicago, Chicago, U of C, or UChi ) is a private research university in Chicago, Illinois.

Its main campus is located in Chicago's Hyde Park neighborhood.

View of Collegiate Gothic architecture of The University of Chicago, taken looking northwest from the grassy, tree-lined Midway.

Midway Plaisance

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View of Collegiate Gothic architecture of The University of Chicago, taken looking northwest from the grassy, tree-lined Midway.
A view of the memorial on the Midway to Thomas Masaryk by sculptor Albin Polasek, represented as a legendary Knight of Blanik
Maps showing the Midway Plaisance (black rectangle) between Washington Park to the west (left) and Jackson Park. (Chicago Park District is in green, University of Chicago in yellow background)
Spires of English Gothic buildings of The University of Chicago campus overlooking the tree-lined, grassy Midway Plaisance; view looking northeast.
Linnaeus statue near the University of Chicago campus on the Midway

The Midway Plaisance, known locally as the Midway, is a public park on the South Side of Chicago, Illinois.

It divides the Hyde Park community area to the north from the Woodlawn community area to the south.

Chicago World's Columbian Exposition 1893, with The Republic statue and Administration Building

World's Columbian Exposition

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Chicago World's Columbian Exposition 1893, with The Republic statue and Administration Building
Advertisement for the Exposition, depicting a portrait of Christopher Columbus
Thomas Moran – Chicago World's Fair – Brooklyn Museum painting of the Administration Building
Final vote in the United States House of Representatives on location of the 1893 World's Fair
Aerial view of the exposition at Jackson Park in a print by F.A. Brockhaus
Chicago Mayor Carter Harrison Sr. delivers a speech to crowd during "American Cities Day" at the exposition on October 28, 1893. Harrison would be assassinated later that day.
“Columbian Exposition” of 1892 book cover art
The original Ferris Wheel
An exhibit hall interior
Idaho Building
John Bull on display at the exposition.
Stereoscopic image of the Great Krupp Building
The Great Wharf, Moving Sidewalk
White City
Apart from official nation displays, non-white cultures were largely excluded from the main park and were instead found on the Midway.
The "Great White City"
Painting of the Agricultural Building
The Forestry Building
Golden Arch at Louis Sullivan's Transportation Building
Ticket for Chicago Day
Electricity was used to decorate the buildings with incandescent lights, illuminate fountains, and power three huge spotlights.
Westinghouses' World's Fair presentation explaining Tesla's AC induction motors and high frequency experiments
Bird's Eye View, 1893
Souvenir Map, 1893
Woman's Building Lemaire poster
Mammoth and Giant Octopus, display at the Columbian World's Fair, 1893
Electric kitchen
In 1923, notable Chicagoans associated with the fair met again.
alt=Nina, Pinta, Santa Maria replicas.|Pinta, Santa María, and Niña replicas from Spain.
alt=Viking, replica of the Gokstad Viking ship.|The Viking, a replica of the Gokstad ship.
alt=White City fire|After the fair, the White City on fire.
The Administration Building and Grand Court during the October 9, 1893, commemoration of the 22nd anniversary of the Chicago Fire.
The Manufactures and Liberal Arts Building, seen from the southwest.
Horticultural Building, with Illinois Building in the background.
A view toward the Peristyle from Machinery Hall.
Midway Plaisance
Frederick MacMonnies' Columbian Fountain.
"Canal of Venice" during Chicago World's Fair 1893
<center>Columbus postage issued at the Exposition</center>
<center>1893 postmark<center>used at the Exposition</center>
The Fisheries Building at the Exposition

The World's Columbian Exposition (the official shortened name for the World's Fair: Columbian Exposition, also known as the Chicago World's Fair) was a world's fair held in Chicago in 1893 to celebrate the 400th anniversary of Christopher Columbus' arrival in the New World in 1492.

The exposition was located in Jackson Park and on the Midway Plaisance on 630 acre in the neighborhoods of South Shore, Jackson Park Highlands, Hyde Park, and Woodlawn.

Official portrait, 2012

Barack Obama

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American politician who served as the 44th president of the United States from 2009 to 2017.

American politician who served as the 44th president of the United States from 2009 to 2017.

Official portrait, 2012
Stanley Armour Dunham, Ann Dunham, Maya Soetoro and Barack Obama, (L to R) mid-1970s in Honolulu
Barack Obama's school record in St. Francis of Assisi Catholic Elementary School. Obama was enrolled as "Barry Soetoro" (no. 1), and was wrongly recorded as an Indonesian citizen (no. 3) and a Muslim (no. 4).
Obama poses in the Green Room of the White House with wife Michelle and daughters Sasha and Malia, 2009
Obama playing in a pickup game on the White House basketball court, 2009
The Obamas worship at African Methodist Episcopal Church in Washington, D.C., January 2013
State Senator Obama and others celebrate the naming of a street in Chicago after ShoreBank co-founder Milton Davis in 1998
Results of the 2004 U.S. Senate race in Illinois; Obama won the counties in blue.
Official portrait of Obama as a member of the United States Senate
Obama and U.S. Senator Richard Lugar (R-IN) visit a Russian facility for dismantling mobile missiles (August 2005)
Obama on stage with wife and daughters just before announcing presidential candidacy in Springfield, Illinois, February 10, 2007
2008 electoral vote results. Obama won 365–173.
2012 electoral vote results. Obama won 332–206.
Obama takes the oath of office administered by Chief Justice John G. Roberts Jr. at the Capitol, January 20, 2009
Obama delivers a speech at joint session of Congress with Vice President Joe Biden and House Speaker Nancy Pelosi on February 24, 2009.
Obama visits an Aurora shooting victim at University of Colorado Hospital, 2012.
The White House was illuminated in rainbow colors on the evening of the Supreme Court same-sex marriage ruling, June 26, 2015.
Deficit and debt increases, 2001–2016
US employment statistics (unemployment rate and monthly changes in net employment) during Obama's tenure as U.S. president
Obama at a 2010 briefing on the BP oil spill at the Coast Guard Station Venice in Venice, Louisiana
Obama signs the Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act at the White House, March 23, 2010.
Maximum Out-of-Pocket Premium as Percentage of Family Income and federal poverty level, under Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act, starting in 2014 (Source: CRS)
Percentage of Individuals in the United States without Health Insurance, 1963–2015 (Source: JAMA)
June 4, 2009 − after his speech A New Beginning at Cairo University, U.S. President Obama participates in a roundtable interview in 2009 with among others Jamal Khashoggi, Bambang Harymurti and Nahum Barnea.
Obama with Indian Prime Minister Narendra Modi at Hyderabad House in New Delhi, January 2015.
Obama meets with Italian Prime Minister Matteo Renzi at the White House, October 2016.
Meeting with UK Prime Minister David Cameron during the 2010 G20 Toronto summit
Obama after a trilateral meeting with Afghan President Hamid Karzai (left) and Pakistani President Asif Ali Zardari (right), White House Cabinet Room, May 2009
Obama meeting with Israeli President Shimon Peres in the Oval Office, May 2009
President Obama meets with Russian President Vladimir Putin to discuss Syria and ISIS, September 29, 2015.
Obama and members of the national security team receive an update on Operation Neptune's Spear in the White House Situation Room, May 1, 2011. See also: Situation Room
Obama talks with Benjamin Netanyahu, March 2013.
President Obama meeting with Cuban President Raúl Castro in Panama, April 2015
Obama meets Russian President Vladimir Putin in September 2015.
Presidential approval ratings
G8 leaders watching the 2012 UEFA Champions League Final
Obama with his then-new successor Donald Trump and his later successor Joe Biden, at the former's inauguration on January 20, 2017
Obama playing golf with the President of Argentina Mauricio Macri, October 2017
Obama and his wife Michelle at the inauguration of Joe Biden
Job growth during the presidency of Obama compared to other presidents, as measured as a cumulative percentage change from month after inauguration to end of his term
First official portrait of Barack Obama as President of the United States, 2009
Obama meets with Canadian Prime Minister Stephen Harper in Ottawa, February 19, 2009.
Obama and Donald Trump, January 20, 2017

After graduating from Columbia University in 1983, he worked as a community organizer in Chicago.

In 2005, the Obama family applied the proceeds of a book deal and moved from a Hyde Park, Chicago condominium to a $1.6million house (equivalent to $million in ) in neighboring Kenwood, Chicago.

Pond in Washington Park

Washington Park (Chicago park)

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Pond in Washington Park
Rock garden in Washington Park
Pergola circa 1916

Washington Park (formerly Western Division of South Park, also Park No. 21) is a 372 acre park between Cottage Grove Avenue and Martin Luther King Drive, (originally known as "Grand Boulevard") located at 5531 S. Martin Luther King Dr. in the Washington Park community area on the South Side of Chicago.

Washington Park was conceived by Paul Cornell, a Chicago real estate magnate who had founded the adjoining town of Hyde Park.

The lagoon south of the Museum of Science and Industry

Museum of Science and Industry (Chicago)

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The lagoon south of the Museum of Science and Industry
The lagoon south of the Museum of Science and Industry
Palace of Fine Arts floor plan
Interior Of Palace Of Fine Arts — Official Views Of The World's Columbian Exposition
Museum of Science and Industry from 1700 East 56th Street
The Pioneer Zephyr
A U-505 flattened U.S. penny from the MSI
A tractor from a Mold-A-Rama machine at the museum
The Great Train Story
New York Central and Hudson River Railroad No. 999
Junkers Ju 87 "Stuka"
Texaco 13
Boeing 727
Foucault pendulum
Christmas Around the World
Inside the Mirror Maze

The Museum of Science and Industry (MSI) is a science museum located in Chicago, Illinois, in Jackson Park, in the Hyde Park neighborhood between Lake Michigan and The University of Chicago.

Kenwood, Chicago

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Blackstone Library
The headquarters of Jesse Jackson's Rainbow/PUSH
The KAM Isaiah Israel synagogue
The Regents Park apartment complex

Kenwood, one of Chicago's 77 community areas, is on the shore of Lake Michigan on the South Side of the city.

The Hyde Park community area is to the south of Kenwood and the southern half of Kenwood (south of 47th Street) is sometimes referred to as Hyde Park-Kenwood.

Barack Obama Presidential Center

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The Barack Obama Presidential Center is a planned architectural project in Chicago to commemorate the presidency of Barack Obama, the 44th president of the United States.

Barack Obama has a home in Hyde Park.