Hyde Park is the southernmost district of the city of Boston, Massachusetts. Hyde Park is home to a wide range of diverse people, housing types and social groups. This neighborhood is an urban location with suburban characteristics. The George Wright Golf Course, the name of Hall of Fame baseball and Cincinnati Reds shortstop George Wright, is in Hyde Park.
Hyde Park Fairmount Hill has many notable houses of Victorian architecture, including Historic Victorian, Queen Anne and Georgian revival designs.
Hyde Park has an inventory of warehouses and factory buildings from the nineteenth and early twentieth century in the Readville neighborhood and along the river and the Neponset Mother Brook.
Central Business District in Hyde Park at Cleary and Logan Square offers a variety of historic buildings in the city municipal building, built by the city of Boston after annexation. The English Gothic Church of the Precious Blood was built in 1885 and Ralph Adams Cram of the parish of Christ Church in 1895. The city library was built in 1899, and a contemporary addition of Schwartz Silver Architects doubled the size of the library in 2000. An opera house built by Leroy J. French in 1897 is located on Fairmount Avenue, and serves as the current home of Hyde Park Riverside Theater Works.
Alpheus Perley Blake is considered the founder of Hyde Park and the organizer of the Twenty Associates, which developed the town. It was formed from parts of Dorchester, Milton, and Dedham and was incorporated April 26, 1868. Hyde Park was a separate town in Norfolk County until 1912, when it was annexed by the city of Boston and became part of the county of Suffolk.
In the 1960s, Hyde Park threatened to secede from Boston on the city plans to build its planned highway through the southwest of the city, with exchanges of Gordon Avenue and Neponset Valley Parkway, displacing many residents in the process as it had in Roxbury and Jamaica Plain. Hyde Park also suffered other problems, along with fellow Boston neighborhoods such as school busing crisis of the 1970s.
Hyde Park is home to many churches; especially the Precious Blood, St. Adalbert and St. Anne's Catholic Churches and the Episcopal Parish of Christ Church (now St. John's Church) designed by Ralph Adams Cram and listed in the Register National Historic Places.
Fairmount shuttle to Readville MBTA Commuter Rail is the most direct connection to Hyde Park to downtown Boston, provides services to Fairmount and Readville stations. The Providence Stoughton also stops at Hyde Park station, in Cleary Square, and the branch of Franklin has scheduled stops between the station of the three, while services, notably that of Readville. In addition, several MBTA bus lines by Cleary and Logan Squares offer connections to the Orange and red lines in Forest Hills station in Jamaica Plain and Mattapan Station in Mattapan respectively.