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Map of Hyde Park

"Map of the Village of Hyde Park, Illinois," 1888. Stephen A. Douglas advised Hyde Park's founder. Paul Cornell, "Whenever you have a spare dollar, plant it between [Chicago] and the Calumet. There the future city will lie." At its greatest extent, the municipality of Hyde Park stretched from State Street to Lake Michigan and from 39th Street to the Indiana border.