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Green thumb – Sandy Williams, in her book, "Images of America - Hinsdale," writes about Englishman Fred Morris. "Morris established Morris Florists in 1894. Shown about 1907 in... — Updated 3/3/2021

 

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Back in the day - From Sandy Williams' book, "Images of America - Hinsdale," this photo shows the west side of Washington Street taken about 1895. "From right to left, the 1891... — Updated 2/24/2021

 

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Down on the farm - From Sandy Williams' book "Images of America - Hinsdale," we learn Marvin Fox arrived from Vermont in 1852 with his wife and 10 children. "Homesteading 160 acres... — Updated 2/17/2021

 

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Vintage hotels in the village - Hinsdale used to be the home of a few hotels, according to Sandy Williams' book, "Images in America - Hinsdale." "In 1851 with business booming at... — Updated 2/10/2021

 

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Early Hinsdaleans - Ralph Homann sends in this family photo that was taken on the 700 block of Grant Street. The woman circled on the left is his great-grandmother, Sophie Klusmann... — Updated 2/3/2021

 

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Lake front property - A couple of workers work to clear a sewer at the corner of Hinsdale Avenue and Vine Street in June of 1967. In the background, Millar's Grocery seems to be... — Updated 1/27/2021

 

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Station envy - After the Highlands station was built in 1873, it didn't take long for O.J. Stough, who was developing much of the west side of Hinsdale at the time, to request to... — Updated 1/20/2021

 

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All aboard - According to Sandy Williams' book, "Images of America - Hinsdale," the mature trees along the county line attracted home buyers to Hinsdale's eastern edge. To... — Updated 1/13/2021

 

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Early merchant - Sandy Williams' book, "Images of America - Hinsdale," mentions John Mohr, who was an early merchant in the area. "Storekeeper John Mohr purchased the Fox Brothers... — Updated 1/6/2021

 

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Auto row - According to Sandy Williams' book, "Images of America - Hinsdale," several car dealers were located north of the tracks along Chicago Avenue between Lincoln and... — Updated 12/29/2020

 

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All aboard! - In Sandy Williams' book, "Images of America - Hinsdale," she mentions the train station in town used to be on the north side of the tracks. "Hinsdale's first railroad... — Updated 12/22/2020

 

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First residents - According to Sandy Williams' book, "Images of America - Hinsdale," Rev. Charles Barnes was the first to purchase property in Hinsdale when the town was first... — Updated 12/16/2020

 

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This old home - According to Sandy Williams' book, "Images of America - Hinsdale," the home at 318 S. Garfield Ave. was built in 1888 for Robert Childs. Childs was a Civil War... — Updated 12/9/2020

 

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Built for the road ahead - In 1917, Henry Buchholz and his brother opened Hinsdale's first car dealership on the corner of Garfield and Hinsdale avenues. According to Sandy... — Updated 12/2/2020

 

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Jack of all trades - According to Sandy Williams' in her book, "Images of America - Hinsdale," Anson Ayers had a wide-ranging background of teaching, farming, carriage building,... — Updated 11/24/2020

 

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A hero's club - According to Sandy William's book, "Living in America - Hinsdale" Ruth Lake Country Club, pictured in 1940, was founded in 1922 by some of Hinsdale's younger men.... — Updated 11/11/2020

 

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Teeing it up - According to Sandy Williams' book, "Images of America - Hinsdale," golf was first played in Hinsdale in the 1890s on a six-hold course located along Ayres Avenue... — Updated 11/4/2020

 

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This old house - Sandy Williams, in her book "Images of America - Hinsdale," wrote about the home at 231 E. Third St. "An excellent example of Prairie School design, this home was... — Updated 10/28/2020

 

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Devil in the details - Myrta Holmes, the former wife of serial killer H.H. Holmes, rented various homes throughout the village, including this one at 212 N. Lincoln St. in 1912.... — Updated 10/21/2020

 

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If the shoe fits - In her book, "Images of America - Hinsdale," Sandy Williams writes about Emanuel Karlson, who began his boot and shoe business in Hinsdale in 1895. In 1898 he... — Updated 10/14/2020

 

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Hinsdale through the years - Walgreens first entrance into Hinsdale was in 1935 at the corner of First and Washington streets. "Dr. Merrick's and Evernden's original 1872 drug... — Updated 10/7/2020

 

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Ashes to ashes - According to Sandy Williams' book, "Images of America - Hinsdale," H.L. Storey, who was a successful piano dealer, lost his home in the 1871 Chicago fire. He moved... — Updated 9/30/2020

 

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All aboard - From Sandy Williams' book, "Images of America - Hinsdale" this view of the 'new' train station was taken from Washington Street looking east. She says, "After years of... — Updated 9/23/2020

 

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It's a house on wheels! - It took two days in 2005 for R. Harold Zook's home to be moved from its lot at 327 S. Oak St. to Katherine Legge Memorial Park. The noted architect's home... — Updated 9/16/2020

 

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From hardware to whiskey - In 1929 Ray Soukup built the building at 35 E. First St. to house his hardware store. For 63 years the family, including former Hinsdaleans Hank and Anne... — Updated 9/2/2020

 

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