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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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The squirrel whisperer - This home, formerly at 219 E. Third St., was built by Deming Preston in 1887. When he noted the village did not have squirrels, he and other residents... — Updated 8/26/2020

 

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The right stuff - Frank Lloyd Wright designed the Dutch Colonial home at 121 S. County Line Road that was built in 1894. The home was owned by Frederick Bagley, who was a marble... — Updated 8/19/2020

 

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A bicycle built for one - This photo is from Sandy Williams book, "Images of America - Hinsdale." Sadie Noble is shown with her new bicycle in 1897. Residents across the village... — Updated 8/5/2020

 

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Parade from the past - In 1913 Hinsdale Independence Day parade marched south on Washington Street through the central business district. This photo is from Sandy Williams book... — Updated 7/29/2020

 

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The original I-Pass - Toll collector Van Velzer's home was located on Plank Road (Ogden Avenue) near the county line. Back in the day the toll rates between Brush Hill (Hinsdale)... — Updated 7/22/2020

 

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Classic cars - When they first hit the market, starting at $695 in 1923, who knew one day they'd be a classic? E. H. Fleck & Co. Chevrolet Sales & Service was located at 24... — Updated 7/15/2020

 

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The changing face of Hinsdale - The southeast corner of Hinsdale Avenue and Lincoln Street has seen many changes over the years. This photo from the 1970s shows First United Rich... — Updated 7/8/2020

 

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Fun at the club - In 1899 The Hinsdale Club built this building at the corner of Garfield Avenue and First Street. The club was the center of village social life at the time. This... — Updated 7/1/2020

 

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Procession from the past - Ralph Homann sent us this photo from Memorial Day 1957. The Hinsdale Township High School band was marching along Washington Street near Chicago Avenue.... — Updated 6/24/2020

 

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Planes from the past - Susan Peterson passes along this photo that her husband Al's father took in 1927. The plane was piloted by Col. Charles Lindbergh and flew over the Chicago... — Updated 6/17/2020

 

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In a land before Starbucks - Long before Starbucks rented the space on the southeast corner of Hinsdale Avenue and Washington Street, the building was home to a drug store form... — Updated 3/18/2020

 

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Home away from home - This photo is from Sandy Williams' book, "Images of America - Hinsdale." The Fresh Air Association was one of Hinsdale's most successful philanthropies. The... — Updated 3/11/2020

 

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Multi-use building — The building built at 11 N. Lincoln St. was built by O.J. Stough in 1872. The first floor was a school and the second was a meeting hall. According to Sandy... — Updated 3/4/2020

 

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A rose was a rose - In the early 1900s much of southeast Hinsdale was occupied by the greenhouses of Basset & Washburn. The business had multiple buildings covering about 40... — Updated 2/26/2020

 

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