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The township of Hyde Park was annexed by the city in 1889.
Nearby Jackson Park was the site of the World's Columbian Exposition of 1893.
Along with the Columbian Exposition, the fouding of the University of Chicago in 1890, by John D. Rockefeller, spurred growth in the neighborhood.
To stem urban decay in the 1950s, the university bought homes in the area and sold them to faculty and staff. Many professors now live here.
Note: Neighborhood names and boundaries may differ, depending on the information source.
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