Historic Markers: Hyde Park

James Monroe Trotter House - 68 Neponset Avenue

James Monroe Trotter (1842-1892) was a prominent 19th century civil rights advocate. He came to Boston to join the Massachusetts 54th Regiment, the first African-American corps of soldiers in Civil War. After the war, Trotter became the highest ranking African-American in the federal government in his position as Federal Recorder of Deeds, He was the father of civil-rights leader William Monroe Trotter.

John Enneking House and Studio - 17 Webster St.

The American Impressionist painter John J. Enneking lived here from 1879 until his death in 1916. After training in Europe he exhibited widely in this country. He frequented Hyde Park to paint directly from nature. Enneking was also active in conservation, and was influential in the acquisition of the Stony Brook woodlands as a public reservation. He served on the board of the Hyde Park Commission.

Tileston-Hollingsworth - 864 River St.

This is the longest continuously operating paper manufacturing site in the nation. A paper mill has been located here since 1773. In 1806, Tileston Hollingsworth (founded 1798) acquired the mill. Over the next two centuries, the internationally-known paper company built a huge complex along Hyde Park's industrial corridor on the Neponset River. Among the factory's innovations was a machine that made the widest paper available in the world at the time. In 1995, Bay State Paper Company located here, continuing the tradition.