Hyde Park Debates Obama Effect

12/11/2008 05:12 am ET | Updated May 25, 2011

Hyde Park, a neighborhood that sets itself studiously apart, soon will be shoved into the international spotlight.

With local resident Barack Obama headed for the White House, the South Side home to such disparate institutions as the University of Chicago and Sister Rose Garrett's Kilimanjaro International craft shop confronts the unappetizing prospect of going mainstream.

An enclave that nurtures its outsider sensibility, treasures its political independence and prizes its ethnic diversity now will be known globally as the home base of the world's most powerful man.

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