Hyde Park Chamber seeks to acquire national grant

By JOSEPH PHILLIPS
Staff Writer

The Hyde Park Chamber of Commerce in collaboration with the Hyde Park Historical Society was nominated as one of 25 national grant recipients to help preserve and restore historical landmarks within their communities.

According to Wallace Goode, executive director of the Hyde Park Chamber of Commerce, the grant will be used to support the restoration of the Hyde Park Cable Car Building, 5529 S. Lake Park Ave.

“The Chamber was required to write a national grant proposal on behalf of the Hyde Park Historical Society,” Goode said about his group qualifying for the national grant. “By writing the grant we are now eligible to participate in a voting campaign for funds on a national level.”

The group will be a part of an online voting process that will determine funds from a donor to help support neighborhood projects. Although the donors, who have chosen to remain anonymous, will not announce the winners of the grant until late next week, Goode said it would be a great opportunity for Hyde Park residents to participate in a national voting campaign.

“We submitted the grant back on July 9 to be considered as part of a voting campaign to help better preserve the historical Hyde Park Cable Building,” Goode said. “We really need Hyde Park residents to get out and vote.”
For more information on how to participate in the voting process call Goode at 773-288-0124.

j.phillips@hpherald.com