Just past the Loop and downtown is Hyde Park and Kenwood, the later now famous for being former President Barack
Obama’s longtime residence. It’s also home to the University of Chicago, where Frank Lloyd Wright’s famed Robie House is located. Hyde Park’s cultural treasures include the Museum of Science and Industry and the DuSable Museum of African American History. The area’s 53rd Street is a major commercial shopping strip with locally owned stores and art galleries. The more established 57th Street features lots of independent bookstores and coffee shops, while 55th Street has ethnic restaurants and friendly pubs. The adjacent historic Kenwood area between 47th and 51st streets has the largest concentration of mansions in the city, designed by prestigious architects including Wright.