How you can support Promontory Point?
Generations of South Siders have enjoyed the Point since it was built in the 1930s. This listing on the National Register honors the Point’s history, beauty and diversity; it helps preserve the Point for future generations. The Register listing highlights the Point’s limestone revetment that meets Lake Michigan, its Alfred Caldwell designed landscape, and its long history as an open and safe place for all to meet, mingle, swim, sit, stroll and play.
The commemorative brass plaque will mark the Point’s new national status and its historic value. Alderman Leslie Hairston, the Hyde Park Historical Society, and the Chicago Park District have worked with us to get the Register listing and to plan the plaque.
The Promontory Point Conservancy (formerly ‘Save The Point’) has begun raising the money to create, install and dedicate the National Register plaque. The costs of casting the plaque, moving a limestone block to the Point to hold the plaque, and mounting the plaque on the block add up to just under $10,000.
Fortunately, a local foundation is offering a $5,000 matching grant. Now we are asking interested individuals and families to help raise the remaining $5,000. We would like as many people as possible to be able to share in this project, so we especially appreciate lots of small donations.
Ways you can donate:
If you'd like to donate via check or money order, please mail them to:
Hyde Park Historical Society
c/o The Point
5529 S Lake Park Ave
Chicago, IL 60637
If you'd like to donate online, please use the PayPal button.