Online Collection

The Hyde Park Neighborhood History Collaborative. 

A searchable collection of 520 images that highlights the historic people and places of Hyde Park. This collection of scanned photographs includes a number of handwritten biographies and histories that were written on the back of the photos. We are slowly recreating these texts so that they can more easily be read and searched. If you would like to volunteer to help in this effort, please email

Hyde Park – The First Hundred Years.

In 1968, the centennial celebration of the towns first 100 years saw the publication of this 72 page commemorative large format book.

The front cover illustration depicts the town with the completed I-95 Southwest Expressway. Following protests from citizens in Dedham, Milton, Hyde Park, Roslindale, Jamaica Plain and Roxbury, the construction of this eight lane highway was cancelled.

This collection includes the scanned images of every page.

Hyde Park Historical Record

The Hyde Park Historical Record was first published by the Hyde Park Historical Society as a quarterly subscription publication in 1891, and continued through 1893. It was then discontinued. In 1903, volume 3 was published and meant to be an annual publication. Nine volumes were published in total. Volume 9 was published published in 1913. This collection contains contains every volume in individual PDF text-searchable files.


Memorial Sketch of Hyde Park, Mass.  1868-1888Hyde Park's first board of selectmen

For The First Twenty Years Of Its Corporate Existence; Also Its Industries, Statistics, And Organizations, Together With The Anniversary Addresses, Delivered By Rev. Perley B. Davis, And Rev. Richard J. Barry.

Includes text of the November 19, 1867 petition to the Senate and House of representatives of the Commonwealth of Massachusetts to incorporate the town of Hyde Park.

Twenty Associates Photo Exhibit

In celebration of Hyde Parks’ 150th anniversary, Jim LaFond-Lewis presents an exhibit of photographic portraits of the remaining 12 homes of the “Original Twenty Associates of Fairmount Hill”. The Fairmount Hill settlement had grown quickly after the Civil War leading to the incorporation of Hyde Park in 1868, and eventually a citizens vote to join Boston in 1912.

Hyde Park Branch of the Boston Public Library

In celebration of the 125th anniversary of the Hyde Park Public Library, an art competition entitled Our Library’s Past, Present and Future, has been organized. Here we feature a selection of images of  the library over the years to provide inspiration to the artists.