Hyde Park, Cincinnati
Hyde Park is a neighborhood of Cincinnati, Ohio.
The heart of Hyde Park is Hyde Park Square, 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.
Hyde Park was established in 1892 by several prominent Cincinnati businessmen who wanted to create a community exclusively for Cincinnati's wealthy. The neighborhood is named after New York's fashionable Hyde Park area, which the men wanted to duplicate. 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.
In 2010, Forbes named Hyde Park one of "America's Best Neighborhoods", citing the education levels of its residents and its high concentration of shops and restaurants.
Hyde Park School, located at 3401 Edwards Road, is also another landmark of the community that identifies Hyde Park. 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.
People from Hyde Park
- Jim Borgman - Pulitzer Prize winning cartoonist
- Barbara Fuller Cherry - Retired Deputy Associate Administrator at NASA, Washington, DC.
- Ida May Ault - namesake of Ault Park
- Levi Addison Ault - Cincinnati Parks Commissioner
- Jim Tarbell - entrepreneur, Former Cincinnati vice-mayor
- Dana Fabe - Chief Justice, Alaska Supreme Court
- Cincinnati's Hyde Park (OH): A Brief History of a Queen City Gem (ISBN 1596299002), published by The History Press (September 24, 2010)
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- Rogers, Gregory Parker (Sep 27, 2010). Cincinnati's Hyde Park: A Queen City Gem. The History Press. Retrieved 2013-05-08.
- "Hyde Park Branch". Public Library of Cincinnati and Hamilton County. Retrieved 12 June 2014.
- Clarke, S. J. (1912). Cincinnati, the Queen City, 1788-1912, Volume 2. The S. J. Clarke Publishing Company. p. 528. Retrieved 2013-05-20.
- Charles Theodore Greve (1904). Centennial History of Cincinnati and Representative Citizens, Volume 1. Biographical Publishing Company. p. 960. Retrieved 2013-05-22.
- "Hyde Park School". Retrieved 2013-06-17.
- Hyde Park Daily Community Newspaper
- Hyde Park Square website
- Hyde Park Neighborhood Council
- Hyde Park Square, circa 1901
- Hyde Park Photo Gallery
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