Hyde Park, Cincinnati

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Hyde Park
Hyde Park is a neighborhood of Cincinnati, Ohio.
Hyde Park is a neighborhood of Cincinnati, Ohio.
Hyde Park Square

Hyde Park is a neighborhood on the east side of Cincinnati, Ohio.

Hyde Park is an eclectic neighborhood in eastern Cincinnati. Though the city of Cincinnati considers the popular Ault Park to be in Mount Lookout, Hyde Park claims it as its own.[1]

The heart of Hyde Park is Hyde Park Square,[1] which loosely encompasses a 2-block area of Erie Ave primarily bounded by Edwards Rd on the West and Michigan Ave on the East. Map. The square features a park in the center surrounded by retail shops and restaurants. The Graeter's Ice Cream parlor has been present on Hyde Park Square since 1938.[2]

Withrow High School serves Hyde Park. Hyde Park is also served by a branch of the Public Library of Cincinnati and Hamilton County.[3]

History[edit]

Hyde Park was established in 1892 by several prominent Cincinnati businessmen who wanted to create a community exclusively for Cincinnati's wealthy.[1] The neighborhood is named after New York's fashionable Hyde Park area, which the men wanted to duplicate.[1] The men bought up all the land in the area, and then shaped their community by closely monitoring prospective residents and selling only to those they deemed suitable. Hyde Park was annexed by the City of Cincinnati in November, 1903.[4][5]

Hyde Park School, located at 3401 Edwards Road, is also another landmark of the community that identifies Hyde Park. A beautiful, historic structure, Hyde Park School closed, and served as Temporary Swing Space by Cincinnati Public Schools for Kilgour Elementary and Mt. Washington Elementary Schools. Mount Washingston School is used the Hyde Park School building until their new building was completed. The school currently houses the Cincinnati Gifted Academy as well as classrooms for grades K through 2.[6]

People from Hyde Park[edit]

Further reading[edit]

  • Cincinnati's Hyde Park (OH): A Brief History of a Queen City Gem (ISBN 1596299002), published by The History Press (September 24, 2010)

References[edit]

  1. ^ a b c d Delguzzi, Kristen (June 9, 1997). "A place synonymous with class: Neighbors appropriate its name because it has what people want". Cincinnati Enquirer. Retrieved 2009-01-11. 
  2. ^ Rogers, Gregory Parker (Sep 27, 2010). Cincinnati's Hyde Park: A Queen City Gem. The History Press. Retrieved 2013-05-08. 
  3. ^ "Hyde Park Branch". Public Library of Cincinnati and Hamilton County. Retrieved 12 June 2014. 
  4. ^ Clarke, S. J. (1912). Cincinnati, the Queen City, 1788-1912, Volume 2. The S. J. Clarke Publishing Company. p. 528. Retrieved 2013-05-20. 
  5. ^ Charles Theodore Greve (1904). Centennial History of Cincinnati and Representative Citizens, Volume 1. Biographical Publishing Company. p. 960. Retrieved 2013-05-22. 
  6. ^ "Hyde Park School". Retrieved 2013-06-17. 

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Coordinates: 39°8′23″N 84°26′33″W / 39.13972°N 84.44250°W / 39.13972; -84.44250